Make your safety and your children’s safety your first priority. If you need to get out immediately without any of the suggested items, do so and a counsellor will assist you in retrieving from your home what you need in a safer manner (i.e., arranging police accompaniment).
SUGGESTED ITEMS TO TAKE WHEN LEAVING
(if you have time and it is safe for you and your children to plan prior to leaving.)
Health Insurance Number
Health Card Numbers
Passport and Citizenship Papers
Copies of Court Orders
Financial information – pay stubs, bank account numbers and statements, information re: RRSP’s mutual funds, GIC’s, etc.
Up to one-half of the money in a joint account can be withdrawn
Monthly utility statements – hydro, gas, etc.
Marriage Certificate / Divorce papers
Last year’s income tax returns – both woman’s and partner’s
Keys – house/car/office
License plate number and description of abuser’s vehicle
Deed to the home or rental agreement
Children’s report cards – in the event children change schools