Things To Do If You Are Leaving The Relationship
Leaving In Crisis
Seek safe shelter and keep location safe
Contact domestic violence service provider
Take your mediciations and records with you
Notify your support system (family, friends)
Always use discretion when leaving a relationship, tell a limited number of people your plan and do not discuss leaving with your partner.
If Not In Crisis
Discuss your case with option coordinator or domestic violence service provider.
See an attorney, discretely.
Get copies of needed records (birth certificates, shot records, social security cards, marriage license, etc.)
Get clothes/possessions from old home.
Go to Health Department, or Blue Ridge Health to sign up for WIC. Go to Social Services for Work First Family Assistance check / food stamps / medicaid.
Think about explaining your situation to your child's teacher/counselor.
Sign up for Housing Assistance (HHA, WCCA Section 8.)
Get household things for your new home.
Get deposit money (power, deposit for rent...)
Get a ride to work or school.
Make baby-sitting/daycare arrangements.
Look for a job.
Take out warrant or domestic violence protective order, if necessary.
Check on your court date.
Get kids enrolled in school.
Arrange transportation to school for children.
Look for a place to live.
Make arrangements for moving (boxes, trucks, muscles, people.)
PLEASE, if you have questions, need some help, or just want to talk - come to our office - that's why we're here.
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