Experiencing any form of domestic or sexual violence can have both short and long term impacts on the life of the survivor and those who care about them. It is the mission of the Advocacy Center to increase the safety and reduce the trauma for those who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and child sexual abuse. Our trained advocates and volunteers work to provide high quality, trauma informed services guided by the needs of each person we serve.
Ithaca, new york
What is a safety plan?
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. This plan includes vital information tailored to your unique situation and will help you prepare for and respond to different scenarios, including telling your friends and family about your situation, coping with emotions, and various resources suited to your individual circumstances.
Some of the preparations for a safety plan might seem obvious, but it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions during moments of crisis. Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you protect yourself and others in high-stress situations.
Our safety planning resources outline important information to keep in mind while creating a safety plan. It may be useful for survivors, friends, family members, or others — anyone concerned about their safety or the safety of someone else.
Contact us 24/7 to have a highly-trained advocate help you prepare your personalized safety plan.