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Step 5: Take Action

This is the part where you put your safety plan and your newfound legal knowledge into action.

We urge you to include us in this part of the process, as we can introduce you to resources that will assure your family’s safety during and after your departure from the abuser. In particular, we can help you obtain a temporary restraining order, which helps you by ordering the restrained person to:

Take Action
  • Not contact or go near you, your children, other relatives, or others who live with you
  • Not have a gun
  • Move out of your home
  • Follow child custody and visitation orders
  • Pay child and spousal/partner support
  • Stay away from your pet(s)

Please contact us for more information regarding how we can help you take action in the pursuit of an abuse-free environment.


If you are questioning something that is happening to you, call us at our 24-hour hotline (661) 259-HELP (4357), or non-emergency line (661) 259-8175 for confidential information and support.

Please use a computer in a safe location. Our “emergency exit” on the left-hand side of the page can redirect you in the event of any urgency to leave this web page.