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Safe Home

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Services of Safe Home (Servicios de Hogar Seguro)

Serving domestic violence victims in York & Adams Counties since 1981

  • 24 hour hotline and crisis response (717) 632-0007
  • Emergency safe housing and referrals to local shelters
  • Legal advocacy, including assistance with filing protection orders
  • Options counseling
  • Referral and support
  • Support group
  • Child therapy
  • Community outreach and education

 

Are You Abused?

  • Are you put down and made to feel bad about yourself?
  • Are you punched, slapped, hit, shoved, choked, beaten, or hurt in other ways?
  • Do you feel isolated and alone?
  • Is your life being threatened?
  • Do you fear for your children’s safety?
  • Does your partner continually monitor your time and make you account for every minute?
  • Does your partner text you constantly or check your phone?
  • Does your partner’s mood change radically from very calm to very angry?

 

Forming a Safety Plan
Always call the police if you are in danger and need help, and seek medical attention for injuries.

Call Safe Home at (717) 632-0007 for assistance, any time of the day or night.

If you are planning to leave the relationship:

  • How and when can you most safely leave?
  • Inform people you trust about your plan.
  • Make sure you have a safe place to go.
  • Keep your purse, car keys, money, important documents and cards ready to go quickly.
  • Pack a bag and keep it at an undisclosed but accessible place.
  • If possible, open a bank account or hide money for use when leaving.

 

If you are planning on staying:

  • Identify things that have worked in the past to keep you safe.
  • Work out a signal with your children or neighbors to call the police or get help.
  • If an argument is unavoidable, move to a room with easy access to an exit—not a kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere near weapons.
  • Explore ways to have dangerous weapons removed from the house.
  • Plan an escape route and practice it. Where will you go if you have to leave home?