96-Hour Survival Guide

We plan our days. Our weeks. Our months.  But no one plans on being a victim. In the aftermath of a violent crime, it’s often difficult to know what to do or who to contact for support. That’s why Circles of Comfort developed the 96-Hour Survival Guide™.

This important guide, as simple as it seems, provides essential first steps for survivors and their families, giving them a starting point after the trauma they just experienced. It also has important contact numbers for agencies that can provide support and assistance.  

The 96-Hour Survival Guide is delivered by first responders and community support agencies through our Can of Comfort™ program.  

96-Hour Survival Guide Tips

  • Get your Police Case Number and write it down.
  • Call a family member or support person to come over and be with you ASAP.
  • Eat, drink, and sleep when you can.
  • Ask and appoint a family representative that you like and trust to follow your wishes. This person should handle media calls and screen other calls regarding inquiries.
  • Get counseling.
  • Request to be notified about the status of your case in the judicial system.
  • Contact your state’s Crime Victim Reparations (CVR) agency regarding your eligibility for financial compensation