Safety

When in doubt, call 911.

There are also so-called non-emergency numbers in some places; see if one is available for your area.

If you need more preparation, this article goes into detail about how the call might go and what you’ll be asked.

Address Confidentiality Programs

In the US:

Address Confidentiality Programs were created to protect victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes from offenders who use public records, such as voter or drivers’ license registries, to locate them. These programs give victims a legal substitute address (usually a post office box) to use in place of their physical address; this address can be used whenever an address is required by public agencies. First class mail sent to the substitute address is forwarded to the victim’s actual address.

Thirty-six states have launched Address Confidentiality Programs (see below) and laws governing eligibility vary from state to state. It is important to remember that these programs can only work if the perpetrator does not know where the victim lives, and when used in conjunction with other safety strategies.

More info at the Stalking Resource Center.

Getting help in emergencies

This is your “panic sheet”:

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Giving help in emergencies

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Dealing with swatting

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(More specific advice is complicated by differences in how each state and jurisdiction handles swatting. All the more reason to get a lawyer.)