Safety Planning

A personal safety plan is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children. It helps you plan in advance for the possibility of future violence and abuse. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave.

Contact  us  and ask a trained certified advocate about…

  • Developing a safety plan specifically for your individual needs
  • Helping you understand the legal system and your options
  • Filing for a free injunction for protection
  •  Staying at a free emergency domestic violence shelter or another safe place
  • Moving away
  • Free confidential counseling


Hotline: 941-627-6000

Helpline: 941-637-0404

Englewood, FL: 941-475-6465

Text: 941-499-8534



Abusers try to control their victim’s lives. When abusers feel a loss of control (e.g.)  when victims try to leave them – the abuse often gets worse and can be deadly.


Be cautious and prepared if you stay.

Take special care if you leave.

Continue to be careful and vigilant even after you have left.

C.A.R.E. Inc. is pleased to provide or facilitate accommodations, including American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and alternative formats of printed materials, upon request from persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or are living with disabilities. Please request appropriate assistance from any of our staff.