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Exit Mumford HouseMoving Out Checklist

You can come to the Mumford House with no belongings. We will provide you with basic needs and help you get started if you have to leave essentials behind. Also, the police may be able to escort you back home to gather any items left behind if you choose to do this.

Some women have found it useful to get the following list of items ready to bring with them if they have to leave quickly. You may want to hide these items outside in a secret location or at the home of friend or family member you trust. Many women keep their safety plan secret and only tell people they absolutely trust.

A suitcase that contains:

  • Clothes
  • Special toys and comforts for children
  • A secret personal bank account with money in with its own bank card
  • Medication
  • Photos and special items that cannot be replaced
  • Photo of abuser and children
  • Photocopies of important documents for her and her children
  • Lease / rental / mortgage agreements
  • Divorce papers
  • Custody documents
  • Restraining orders
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Work permits
  • Medical records and prescriptions
  • Passports
  • Birth Certificates
  • School records
  • Vaccination records
  • Welfare identification
  • Photocopies of all cards in your wallet (credit cards, health cards, etc.)
  • Extra copies of keys
  • A list of items to come back for if she has to flee
  • Cash

A purse and wallet (kept nearby so it can be easily accessed) that contains:

  • Keys to the car / house / office
  • Bank books / bank cards / credit cards
  • Phone cards
  • Healthcare card for her and her children
  • Social Insurance card
  • Driver’s license, registration and insurance
  • Up-to-date address / contact book
  • Photos of her children and abuser
  • Cash

Everyone’s situation is different. You may want to consider the following:

  • If my abuser asks me what I am doing if he sees me preparing what will I tell him?
  • Do I want to tell a neighbour to call the police if they hear suspicious noises?
  • What are the best ways to get out of the house?
  • Should I set up a code word with my children to tell them to go to a safe place if my abuser is being violent?

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