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