While holidays are often just like any other day in terms of staying safe, there may be additional precautions you should take if you are a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. View our holiday safety tips, and contact The Shelter 800-931-7233 for a personalized safety plan.
- Start a new routine.
- Meet with family and friends in new locations unknown to abusive partner
- Avoid shopping areas where you may unexpectedly see abuser.
- Avoid holiday parades where you may unexpectedly see abuser.
- Use a P.O. box address or no return address if sending out holiday cards.
Holiday season can be stressful, draining you mentally and physically. Do not forget to practice self-care, such as, taking an extra-long shower, reading inspirational quotes, doing light exercise, cooking, taking a mini-vacation, and spending time with loved ones. Visit our Pinterest page for more self-care ideas.
These are tips for safety and not intended to be used in place of a full safety plan. For a full and personalized safety plan please contact The Shelter, 800-931-7233