Home Free: Safety Planning and Protocol


Best Practice | February 28, 2012

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Home Free believes safety planning is an essential part of contact with all survivors, regardless of whether they are still with an abuser, trying to leave, or have left the abuser. This document, provided by Home Free, a Volunteers of America – Oregon program provides protocols for working to ensure that survivors are assisted with safety planning in all of the following contexts:

  • Short term or long term contact,
  • When working with a survivor on a crisis call,
  • When a survivor calls for emergency housing and we are unable to house her ,
  • When a survivor has been vouchered to a motel or is about to depart,
  • During intake into any of our services,
  • Periodically throughout our work together if the survivor’s circumstances change and present new potential dangers not attended to in initial plan,
  • When a survivor returns to their abuser,
  • When a survivor is coming to our offices, an outstationed location, or meeting us for accompaniment in a community-based setting.