Checklist: What to take with you when you leave.

IDENTIFICATION

  • Drivers License
  • Children's Birth Certification
  • Your Birth Certification
  • Social Security Card
  • Other Forms of Identification

FINANCIAL ITEMS

  • Money or Credit Cards
  • Bank Books
  • Checkbooks

OTHER

  • House and Car Keys
  • Small Salable Objects
  • Toiletries
  • Change of Clothes
  • Phone Card
  • Pictures of You, Your Children, and Your Abuser
  • Medications
  • Jewelry
  • Children's Small Toys
  • Address Book

LEGAL PAPERS

  • Your Restraining Order
  • Lease, Rental Agreement, or House Deed
  • Car Registration and Insurance Papers
  • Health and Life Insurance Papers
  • Medical Records (vaccinations and prescriptions)
  • School Records
  • Work Permits, Green Card, Visa, Passport
  • Divorce and Custody Papers