Here are what we recommend taking with you when you leave, though we understand that isn’t always possible and your safety is still the first priority:

  • Identification
  • Driver’s License
  • Children’s Birth Certificate
  • Your Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Other Forms of Identification
  • Financial Items
  • Money or Credit Cards
  • Bank Books
  • Checkbooks
  • House and Car Keys
  • Toiletries
  • Change of Clothes
  • Pictures of you, your children, and your abuser
  • Jewelry/Small Salable objects
  • Address Book
  • Legal Papers
  • Your Restraining Order
  • Lease, Rental Agreement, or House Deed
  • Car Registration and Insurance papers
  • Health and Life Insurance papers
  • School Records
  • Work Permits, Green Card, Visa Passport
  • Divorce and Custody Papers
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