Staying Safe

Safety Planning

Once an act of violence occurs in the home it is likely it will happen again. As time goes on the abuse can become more frequent and more violent and sometimes even deadly. 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 what you can do to protect yourself and your family before another aggressive encounter. We will help you understand your options and your rights. 

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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.