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SAFETY PLANS
 
Warning: Violence often gets worse when you try to leave or show signs of independence. Take special care!!

Key steps:

  • Try to figure out warning signs that come before an assault. Drinking, drugs, pay day, a bad day at work, etc.
  • Are there physical signs? Clenched fists, threats, a red face, throwing things?
  • Try to get out or get help before anything happens
  • Are there weapons in the house? Can you remove them? Lock them up?
  • Can you signal the neighbors? Can your children learn to call the police?
  • How will you get out of the house? Set a routine so that it is normal for you to leave the house for a short period of time
  • If possible take your children with you. Alternatives are to send them to a friend or relative.

Items To Take When Leaving:

Try to have the following items organized in one place, so in case you have to leave in a hurry they are ready. Also, make copies of as many of these as possible so a duplicate is available in a second location. 

  • Money:
    • Checkbook
    • Savings Account
    • ATM Card
    • Credit Cards
  • Identification for yourself
  • Children's birth certificates
  • Your birth certificate
  • Social Security cards
  • School and vaccination records
  • Keys:
    • House
    • Car
    • Office
  • Drivers License and registration
  • Medication
  • Divorce papers, custody papers
 
   
 
Employment Opportunity
Residential Advocate
Part-Time
 
  • Evenings, Nights, Week-ends
     
  • High School Diploma

  • Good listening skills, answer Crisis phones, assist clients, understands confidentiality.

  • Ability to work as part of a Team. Training provided.

Click here for more information and employment application.

 

 
 
Finishing Touches!
 
It is almost moving time! We are hopeful for the middle of April! We are adding the finishing touches soon.

The flooring will be down the week of 3/22 and once that’s done, we
will be putting the finishing touches on all the rooms!

Thanks to all who donated to the
“Build A Bedroom”! Those funds helped us build the walls and enclose them in!

For more information on "Finishing Touches," cilck here.
 
 

Ways to Give to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

 

  • Volunteering, at the shelter or joining the Board of Director's
  • Become a Friends of the
    Shelter donor
  • Thrivent
  • Amazon Smile
  • Attending our annual fundraising events.
 

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