Staying Safe

Safety Planning

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Safety planning involves how to cope with emotions, tell friends and family about the abuse, take legal action and more. Courage Connection can help you make a safety plan that fits your unique situation. Call our hotline: (217) 384-4390 or (877) 384-4390.

Find out more about safety planning.


Be Safe Online

Technology is a powerful tool for someone leaving a domestic violence situation, but it is important to keep safety in mind. Internet browsing history cannot be cleared completely from a computer. If you are concerned that your abuser is tracking your browsing history, use a public computer in a library or other public place. Click here for more information on safe use of technology, including cell phones and social media.