What Can You Do?
Call 911 if you are in danger or
Tell a trusted friend of advocate in a safe place, away from the abuser.
if you want to report a crime.
If the first person doesn't believe you, keep telling until you find someone who does believe you.
Use caution if you are using a phone or computer when making plans to leave, as your abuser may find out
Whenever possible, be involved with people and activities outside your home.
Create a safety plan with a trusted friend or advocate.
• Set aside money, prescriptions, adaptive equipment
and important papers in a safe location.
• Plan ahead where you can go if you have to leave
• Practice leaving your home safely.
Who Can You Call
Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA)
Provides services for victims of sexual assault.
Safe Haven Shelter
Provides services and shelter for victims of domestic violence
and their children.
Access North - Center for Independent Living
Advocacy, support and independent living skills services to people
Minnesota Disability Law Center
Advocacy and legal assistance for disability related issues.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
Support groups for victims of domestic violence and
non-violence classes for abusers.