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SAFETY PLANS
 
Warning: Violence often gets worse when you try to leave or show signs of independence. Take special care!!

Key steps:

  • Try to figure out warning signs that come before an assault. Drinking, drugs, pay day, a bad day at work, etc.
  • Are there physical signs? Clenched fists, threats, a red face, throwing things?
  • Try to get out or get help before anything happens
  • Are there weapons in the house? Can you remove them? Lock them up?
  • Can you signal the neighbors? Can your children learn to call the police?
  • How will you get out of the house? Set a routine so that it is normal for you to leave the house for a short period of time
  • If possible take your children with you. Alternatives are to send them to a friend or relative.

Items To Take When Leaving:

Try to have the following items organized in one place, so in case you have to leave in a hurry they are ready. Also, make copies of as many of these as possible so a duplicate is available in a second location. 

  • Money:
    • Checkbook
    • Savings Account
    • ATM Card
    • Credit Cards
  • Identification for yourself
  • Children's birth certificates
  • Your birth certificate
  • Social Security cards
  • School and vaccination records
  • Keys:
    • House
    • Car
    • Office
  • Drivers License and registration
  • Medication
  • Divorce papers, custody papers
 
   
 
Volunteers Make the Difference
 
Being a volunteer at the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter can be a rewarding experience.  A volunteer at the shelter helps many residents and their children by being an empathetic support person.  Once our 16 hour volunteer training is completed, volunteers sign up for shifts that fit their schedule.  The schedule is made on a monthly basis with the volunteers selecting the shifts they can work.

Volunteers are also needed for childcare during support group.  This is a two hour commitment once a week.

Please call 337-5632 for more information about volunteer training.

 
 
Employment Opportunity
 
Full-time position with benefits.

Houghton/Keweenaw County Outreach Advocate

VIEW JOB POSTING AND DESCRIPTION
 
 

Shelter Home Wish List

 

Baby Monitors

Diapers (SZ-4,5)

Laundry & dish soap

Women’s socks

Slippers – all sizes

Postage stamps
 

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