· Trust your instincts. If you suspect the abusive person knows too much, it is possible that your phone number, computer, email, driving or other activities are being monitored.
· Plan for safety. Navigating violence, abuse and stalking is very difficult and dangerous.
· Take precautions if your have a “techy” abuser. If computers and technology are a profession or hobby for the abuser/stalker.
1. If I feel my computer is not safe, I can ____________________________________________________ (It may be safe to use a computer at a public library, community center, or internet café). I will not use my own.
2. If I suspect someone can access my email or IM, I can ________________________________________ (Create new email/IM from a free web-based email account, use non identifying name & account information).
3. If I am using a cell phone provided by the abuser, I can _______________________________________ (Keep the phone off when not in use, switch the location feature off/on, get a different phone).
4. If someone knows my password & pin number, I can _________________________________________ (Change them quickly and frequently).
5. Minimize use of cordless phones & baby monitors, I can ______________________________________ (Turn off baby monitors and use traditional corded phone for sensitive conversations, sometimes others can hear a conversation with the use of cell phones or baby monitors).
6. When having private calls, arranging escape plans, I will not ___________________________________ (Using shared phones/family phones, billing records might reveal my plans).
7. Many court systems and government agencies publish records to the internet;
I will _____________________________________________ (check).
I can _____________________________________________ (Ask agencies to seal or restrict access to my files for safety).
8. When asked for my address, I can ________________________________________________________ (I do not have to give out my address and can have a private mailbox).
9. Major search engines may have links to my contact information, I can ___________________________ (Search for my name, check phone directory pages, unlisted numbers might be listed if I gave my number to anyone).
Signature___________________________________________ Date _________________________
Revised 3-2014 kjm
Provided as a community service of Time Out. Inc.
HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY
Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Customers and clients
are likely to follow the lead of employees and managers during an active shooting situation.
1. EVACUATE 2. HIDE OUT 3. TAKE ACTION
*Have an escape route * Hide in area out of *As a last resort when your
& plan in mind. the active shooter’s view. life is in immediate danger.
*Leave your belongings *Block entry to your hiding *Attempt to incapacitate the
behind. place & lock doors. Active shooter.
*Keep your hands visible. *Act with physical aggression
and throw items at the shooter.
CALL 911 WHEN SAFE TO DO SO
· Location of the active shooter
· Number of shooters if more than one
· Physical description of shooter
· Number & type of weapons if known
· Number & status of potential victims at location
· Immediately raise hands & spread fingers; keep visible at all times
· Avoid making quick movements towards officers
· Avoud pointing, yelling, screaming
· Do Not ask officers for help, ask questions or directions when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which the officers are entering premises
A shelter in Payson was a dream of Cheryl Gay and Terry Morris. With a small, three-bedroom house offered by the First Southern Baptist Church, and with the help of numerous volunteers, Cheryl and Terry opened Gila County’s first emergency shelter in 1993. Terry’s young son, Cable, is credited for suggesting the name: “…everyone needs time out once in awhile.”
Thus, the name Time Out came into being.
As the need for services increased, Time Out purchased a larger property in 1998; this serves as the present shelter. Time Out’s Thrift Shop opened in 1998 to provide additional operating support for the increasing number of Time Out programs. In 2000, Time Out added transitional housing services to its menu after purchasing two separate housing units. Today, we offer 28 emergency shelter beds and 10 transitional housing beds for women and their children. We also deliver advocacy for individuals and families, lay legal advocacy, life skills instruction, support groups, counseling specializing in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, children’s programs, education and employment assistance, community-based services for individuals not residing in our shelter, domestic violence awareness presentations, transportation assistance, and translation services for non-English speakers.
Over the course of nearly two decades, Time Out has assisted over 5,068 domestic violence survivors and their children to improve their safety and well-being through our various programs. Our vision for the future is clear—to continue to grow and expand our services as long as there is a need. We fully acknowledge that our work cannot be done successfully in isolation. We rely heavily on partnerships cultivated with government, faith-based, community, education, and private sector organizations. Our partners’ involvement and support for our efforts allow Time Out to deliver a broad range of support, and enables participants in our programs to finally live free of violence.
Time Out offers comprehensive domestic violence services detailed below. The majority of individuals served reside in Gila County or in other communities throughout Arizona. Our emergency shelter serves men, women and children from any area inside or outside of Arizona--there are no geographic restrictions.
Our crisis line is accessible 24 hours day. Call 928-472-8007.
Hotline operators are bilingual (English/Spanish). V/TTY is always available.The V/TTY designation indicates that the hotline can be called with both an ordinary telephone or a teletype device (TTY), so it is accessible to people with speech and hearing disabilities.
For more information or to seek help, email or call: 928-472-8007
Se habla español. Por ayuda, llama al 928-472-8007.
To access our Lay Legal Advocate, email or call: 928-472-8007
To access our Community Education Programs, email or call: 928-472-8007