Call the YWCA 24-Hour Hotline at 707-546-1234 to discuss with a YWCA Advocate what you can do to prepare to leave, especially how to get your children and pets to a safe place before you leave.
Keep an overnight bag packed with money, change of clothes and important documents (driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificates, bank account information, pink slip for your vehicle, immigration papers) for yourself and your children. Keep it in a secret place or at a friend's.
When you leave, make certain your partner is at work, or that your partner will be gone for at least two hours. It is always unsafe to tell your partner you are leaving and when.