My Technology Safety Plan

My Technology Safety Plan


·       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

Safety in the Workplace



Provided as a community service of Time Out. Inc.


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.



·         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





·         Remain Calm & follow officers instructions

·         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


Time Out, Inc., envisions a world where every individual and family lives in an abuse free environment. Our mission is to help individuals break the cycle of domestic violence.  Our programs address abuse survivors’ needs for safety, support, advocacy and resources.  We are dedicated to helping all victims—men and women, and ending domestic violence whenever it occurs.  We provide a safe home for men, women and their children.  

Recognize Domestic Violence

Domestic violence — also called domestic abuse, battering or intimate partner violence — occurs between people in an intimate relationship (or former relationship). Domestic violence can take many forms including emotional, sexual and physical abuse. 


Help Is Available

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help or would like to speak with someone about domestic violence, help is available 24 hours a day through our crisis line. To speak in confidence with a Time Out staff member, call the crisis line at 928-472-8007.V/TTY is also available 24 hours daily.



Your Support is Critical to Our Success

Domestic abuse is not a private problem; it’s a community concern.  One in three Arizona women is likely to suffer acts of violence during their lifetime. The odds are even greater for women who are poor and/or live in rural communities.



There is always a computer trail. If you think someone is tracking your usage, please exit out of this website and find a safer computer. If you are in a crisis and need immediate help, please call our 24 hour hotline at 928-472-8007.

Early Warning 

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another. Abusers use physical and sexual violence, threats, emotional insults and economic deprivation as a way to dominate their partners and get their way.


Speak Up

Determining what to say or do is very difficult when you suspect or know that someone is being abused physically, verbally or emotionally. It's normal to struggle with some of these common questions:



About Us

About Us




A Humble Beginning

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.



Programs and Services

Programs and Services

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. 

Crisis Intervention

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. 

Residential Programs

  • Emergency shelter for men, women and their children. Includes basic essentials and a broad range of supportive services
  • Transitional housing for families leaving the emergency shelter
  • Help with locating affordable housing

For more information or to seek help, email or call:  928-472-8007

El Paso Para Esperanza:  Servicios de Victimas Para Hablantes de Español

  • Cualquier asistencia legal incluyendo problemas de inmigraciones, ciudadanías y deportaciones
  • Alojamiento
  • Ayuda en medidas de cuidado
  • Ayuda con emergencias financieras
  • Respaldo y ayuda con acceso a otros recursos

Se habla español. Por ayuda, llama al 928-472-8007.

Individual and Family Strengthening

  • Advocacy
  • Safety planning
  • Community resource information and linkages
  • Health and wellness focus
  • Parenting classes
  • Case management

Economic Independence Support

  • Life skills workshops
  • Linkages to literacy, education and training programs
  • Career planning and job search skills workshops
  • Job search assistance
  • Emergency financial assistance, as available
  • Financial literacy training

Support for Healing

  • Therapy including treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Domestic violence support groups

Services for Children

  • Support groups
  • Structured after school activities
  • Community projects
  • Healing garden

Lay Legal Advocacy

  • Assistance with protective orders, court accompaniment, translation services
  • Victim Compensation claim assistance
  • Transportation to court
  • Help with obtaining police reports, records, bills, etc.
  • Help with certain expenses in relation to court appearances
  • Notification of court proceedings

To access our Lay Legal Advocate, email or call:  928-472-8007 

Strengthening the Community Response

  • Domestic violence awareness and prevention workshops
  • Training for community and public sector organizations
  • Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence

To access our Community Education Programs, email or call:  928-472-8007 

Support for Non-English Speakers and Individuals with Disabilities

  • Language interpretation and hearing impaired services are available to all callers and clients.
  • Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Time Out, Inc., must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity.  For example, this means that if necessary, Time Out, Inc., must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials.  It also means that Time Out, Inc., will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity.  If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible.  Please contact Edna Welsheimer at 928-472-8007.
  • This project was funded by the State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services.  Points of view are those of Time Out, Inc., and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Department.