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CHECKLIST: What You Need to Take With You When You Leave...





  • Drivers License
  • Car Registration
  • Birth certificates for you and your children
  • Social Security card(s)
  • Welfare Identification
  • Work Permits
  • Passport or green card


  • Money
  • Bank books and/or bank account numbers
  • Checkbooks, credit cards, ATM cards
  • Pay stubs for you
  • Tax return from previous year
  • Loan information

Other Important Papers:



  • Court orders, restraining orders
  • Police reports/documentation of previous abuse
  • Lease/rental agreement, house deed
  • Medical records for all family members
  • Medications
  • Medical, life, and auto insurance papers
  • School and Immunization records
  • Divorce papers, marriage license


  •  House and car keys, pink slip
  • Address book

  • Pictures    

  • Jewelry

  • Children's clothing and small toys

  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • Small saleable objects


REMEMBER: These things are not as important as the lives of you and your children!