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Safety Planning

Safety planning services may be requested from police and / or other community services (such as Victim Witness Assistance Program, Family & Children’s Services, and so on) as well as from individual's seeking assistance.  Safety planning may be required as a result of domestic violence / dating violence, an assault, sexual assault, family violence, stalking & harassment, break & enter, home invasion, robbery, elder abuse, human trafficking, hate crime and/or sexual exploitation.  Teams of two will provide information and assistance for individuals who are in need of safety planning strategies.  This could include safety planning for the home, work, and community or wherever it is needed and can include children if required.   We will also work with individuals to provide strategies for emotional safety planning in order to assist in the process of keeping yourself safe from emotional harm. Teams will meet with individuals in agreed upon locations with an emphasis on a safe location being the priority. 

We also offer specialized services for seniors who are looking for ways to keep themselves safe from frauds, break and enters and others who may try to take advantage of them financially and/or physically.  This may include a home safety audit as well as other elements of safety planning already mentioned.  Specialized kits of information specific to older adults will be provided.