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If you are in an abusive situation and unsure of how to navigate gaining safety, consider building a safety plan. 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. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 and if you need further assistance call the BrightHouse Crisis Line at 620-663-2522.

The Kansas VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Kansas VINE system is (866) 574.8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

Safety Planning Checklist: 

A good safety plan will have all the vital information you need, be tailored to your unique situation, and will help walk you through different scenarios.


Although some of the things that you outline in your safety plan may seem obvious, it’s important to remember that in moments of crisis your brain doesn’t function the same way as when you are calm. When adrenaline is pumping through your veins it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions about your safety. Having a safety plan can help you think more clearly.

Checklist: What You Should Take When You Leave:

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