Safety Planning

Friend to Friend offers free safety planning to help ensure safety when fleeing from abuse. The resources below will provide an essential reference and starting point to build a plan that works for you, in your particular circumstances. If you are in immediate danger call 911. Call Friend to Friend and we are here to assist you in preparing your Safety Plan.


  • $50 or more in cash.
  • Birth Certificates for you and your children.
  • Check Book
  • Discuss a safety plan with your children for when you are not with them.
  • Extra clothing for you and your children Extra Keys - house and car Partner's SSN, Bank account numbers, birth date, work place and security number
  • Important Papers
  • Inform your children’s school, daycare etc. about who has permission to pick up your children and inquire about policies. Give them a copy of the protective order if you have one.
  • Inform your neighbors and landlord that your partner no longer lives with you and ask that they call the police if they see your abuser near your home. Let them know if you have a protective order against the abuser.
  • Insurance Policies
  • Keep the local shelter phone number close at hand.
  • List of important phone numbers (family & friends)Marriage Certificate
  • Open a bank account in your name in order to establish or increase independence.
  • Pick up a 911 cell phone at Friend to Friend office if needed.
  • Sentimental Valuables and Photos
  • Social Security number/cardSpecial medication for you and your children

Friend to Friend

103 Monroe Street
Suite 102
Carthage, NC 28327

910.947.3333 | Crisis Line
910.947.1703 | Office Line
910.947.3327 | Court Advocate
[email protected]
9am to 4pm | Monday - Friday