When victims leave partners, it is important to take certain items with them. Beyond this, victims sometimes give an extra copy of papers and an extra set of clothing to a friend just in case they have to leave quickly.
Items with an asterisk (*) on the following checklist are the most important to take. If there is time, the other items might be taken or stored outside the home.
These items might best be placed in one location so that, if we have to leave in a hurry, I can grab them quickly.
When I leave, I shall take...
* My personal identification (birth certificate, passport etc)
* Immigration papers
* Children’s passport
* Children’s birth certificates, adoption papers, custody orders
* Social insurance cards
* My partner’s social insurance number
* Checkbook, ATM card
* Welfare, mother’s allowance identification
* Mortgage payment documents
* Divorce documentation
* Medical records for all family members
* My health card
* My children’s health card
* Med./prescriptions, drug benefit card
* School and vaccination records
- Work permits
- Lease/rental agreements, property deeds
- Small items that can be sold easily
- Insurance papers (life, home, car)
- Address book
- Children’s favorite toys and/or blankets
- Items of special sentimental value
- Vehicle ownership documents
- Government of Ontario Senior’s card
- Native Person Status card documentation
- Income tax documents including receipts
- Credit Cards
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