Safety Package

Dorchen A. Leidholdt

The following is a list of suggested items that should be included in your “safety package” and should be considered when formulating your “Safety Plan”:

DOCUMENTS:

Apt. Lease/ House Deed/ Rent receipts                     Identification/ Passport

Birth Certificates                                                        IRS Returns (copies are OK)

Children’s documents                                                 School Records

Driver’s License                                                          Social Security

Green Card (Immigration doc)                       Welfare, Section 8; any other benefits

Life Insurance Policy

FINANCIAL:

Bank/Books                                                                Food Stamps

Cash/ATM Cards                                                       Investment Records

Checkbook                                                                  Loan Payment Books

Credit/Debit Cards                                                      Mortgage Coupons

MARITAL:

Case/Index Nos.                                                          Copy of Protection Order

Divorce Agreement                                                     Separation Agreement

Receipts of Payment to the Mikveh                             Marriage Certificate

Copy of Visitation/Child Support Order 

MEDICAL:

Health Insurance Card                                                Medications

Medical Records                                                         Vaccination Records

MISCELLANEOUS:

Address/Telephone Book                                         Membership I.D.’s

Child’s Favorite Toy/Blanket                                     Notes/Records

Pacifier, Bottles, Diapers, Formula                           Cell Phone

Extra Clothing                                                           Personal Items

Jewelry                                                                     Phone Cards

Keys (House, Job, Car)                                            Photos

Map/Directions                                                         Safe Deposit Box Info

PHONE NUMBERS:

Abuse Counselor                                                Local Precinct/Police Department

Attorney                                                              Rabbi/ or counselor

Child’s School/Teacher                                       Taxi/ Car Service

Family Court                                                        Union Representative

Help Hotline                                                         Victim’s Advocate

Job Supervisor                                                    Women’s Shelter

VEHICLE:

Driver’s License                                                   Keys (Door/Trunk/Ignition)

Insurance Card                                                    Registration

Water                                                                   Flashlight

Jumper Cables                                                    Spare Tire/Jack

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