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Women's Resource Center
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24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-554-4972
A full-service domestic and sexual violence
agency serving the Grand Traverse area

Safety Planning

One Step At A Time

We have many resources for assisting women in abusive or violent situations:

Personal Safety Plan

Our Personal Safety Plan is available here.


Safety Tips

Have the following items hidden in a place where your partner cannot find them:

  • $50 or more in cash
  • A small bag with clothing, personal items for you and your children, medications, etc.
  • Extra keys to the house and car
  • Important phone numbers
  • Loose change for pay phones
  • A picture of your abuser
  • Any important paperwork
  • A record of all incidents

If you and your partner are not living together:

  • Change the locks on you doors
  • Keep legal papers with you at all times
  • Create a safety plan for coming and going from home and work, and share it with your children and co-workers
  • Show the people you trust a picture of your partner and tell them to call the police if he or she is seen on your property
  • Screen mail, email and phone calls
  • Be alert and aware

“I was tenacious and persistent. I made it and despite what I thought might happen, my spirit was not broken.” WRC Client

Do you or someone you know need help?

The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We're here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide individual and group support and emergency shelter.

Call us at 1-800-554-4972

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Women's Resource Center
720 S Elmwood, Ste 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph 231-941-1210
Fax 231-941-1734