If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or the GW Police Department.

      Call 911       Call 202-994-6111 (GWPD)

If you are not in immediate danger, call GW Sexual Assault Response & Consultation (SARC) for help.

Call 202-994-7222

 

 

Safety Planning

If you have been affected by relationship abuse, stalking, or sexual violence, you might be concerned about ongoing safety.

A safety plan is a personalized action plan for ways to stay safe emotionally and physically when you are dealing with an unsafe relationship. Safety planning involves considering how to:

  • cope with emotions
  • talk to friends and family about what's happening
  • enlist help
  • ensure your own basic needs are met
  • go about your daily activities in the safest way possible

Get Help Making a Safety Plan

One of the most important things you can do is to talk to someone. You don’t have to face abuse and recovery alone.

Contact the Title IX Coordinator or GWPD's Victims' Services Coordinator for help with safety planning.

Safety Planning Resources

Many local and national organizations offer online tools to help think about safety planning. 

Online Safety

Sometimes you might be concerned about who can see your search history or how what you do online is visible to others.

See RAINN’s computer safety instructions for steps to clear your history, make sure your privacy settings are up to date, and to have a safer online presence.