If someone has recently committed gender-based violence against you, there can be a fear that the person who committed harm against you might do it again. Safety planning is another way of describing making a plan or doing things to protect yourself.

Some questions to think about…

  • Do you feel safe right now? If not, is there anywhere that you can go where you might feel safer?
  • Does anyone that you are close to know what’s happened? Can you reach someone supportive and let them know?
  • What do you need right now?
  • If you are concerned that you are still in danger of further violence, is there someone that you can stay with or someone that can come and stay with you?

We can talk with you about this at AVP. Members of SART (the Sexual Assault Response Team) and crisis line operators can assist you with safety-planning, too. Your safety and well-being is very important.

UVic Campus Security: 250-721-7599.
24-hour emergency line.

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s Sexual Assault Response Team is available to anyone who has been assaulted in the past week, providing 24-hour all-gender crisis support, information and referrals. SART is accessed via the Vancouver Island Crisis Line, 1-888-494-3888.

The Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
24-hour support, information and referrals.