Safety plans

For individuals in Stark County who are planning to leave or have recently left a violent relationship, a safety plan is a helpful tool to outline practical ways to remain safe during the transition. A good safety plan is designed uniquely for your situation. It can include recommendations for ways to cope and heal, communicate the abuse, take legal action and more. Find local resources to help you develop your safety plan.

Local resources

Domestic Violence Project, Inc. (DVPI)

DVPI provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence.
Hotline: 330-453-SAFE (7233)

Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter

Emergency shelter for men, women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Hotline: (330) 823-7223

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance
Helpful links

Develop A Safety Plan

Based on your current situation, learn where to begin to develop a safety plan.

Journey Center for Safety and Healing

Provides information and services for domestic violence, child abuse and more.

Domestic Violence Personalized Safety Plan

Customize a plan for your escape to safety.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Resources and information for victims of domestic violence.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Seeks to end the cycle of violence through training, education and advocacy.

Safety Planning

Helpful information you should know as you prepare to leave an abusive relationship.

What is a Safety Plan?

Learn about types of safety planning, tips for leaving a relationship and legal information to help protect you and your loved ones.

WomenSafe, Inc.

Emergency shelter and support services for domestic violence survivors in Northeast Ohio.