What are Escape Bags?

About Escabags

‘Escape Bags’ are free, tote bags kindly made with love by volunteers and then filled at our warehouse with the necessities that a victim of abuse and his/her children may need when initially escaping a dangerous or abusive situation.

Each ‘Escape Bag’ contains high-quality products as we understand the importance of feeling comforted and worthy in a crisis. Our ‘Escape Bags’ are not gender-specific and, by providing two variations, ‘Parent and Child’ and ‘Single Adult’, we proudly cater for all victims of abuse.

Locate your nearest Escabags Stockist

Important Suggestions to Consider.

The safety of you and your family is paramount to us. Our ‘Escape Bags’ are unbranded; however, some of the contents inside contain information on domestic and family violence helplines and have some ‘Escabags’ branding. It is important to consider this if the perpetrator of the abuse can discover it within the family home.

It may be an idea to conceal it:

  • with a neighbour, friend or relative.
  • in a neighbours porch.
  • in a work/gym locker.
  • in your car, under a seat or spare tyre.
  • in an outside bin.

These are suggestions only. Please assess your own risk and situation prior to taking a decision on where to store an ‘Escape Bag’.

Able to Plan your Escape?

If you are in a position to plan your escape, here are some suggestions that you may want to consider adding to your ‘Escape Bag’.

  • A cheap Mobile Phone with a Prepaid Sim Card and Phone Charger.
  • Important documents for you and your children i.e Birth Certificates, Driving Licence, Passports, Visas and Medicare Cards.
  • Medication, Glasses, Contact Lenses and Prescriptions
  • Emergency cash or Private Bank Card
  • Public Transport Pass
  • Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers of relatives, friends and other important helplines.
  • Bottled Water
  • Sentimental Items or Comfort Items belonging to your children i.e favourite Teddy Bear.
  • A change of clothes for you and your children.
  • Warm blankets.

Single Adult Escape Bag

  • Shower Gel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Face Cloth
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Positive Affirmations
  • Chamomile Teabag

Parent & Child Escape Bag

  • Shower Gel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Face Cloth
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Positive Affirmations
  • Chamomile Teabag
  • Nappies
  • Children’s Toothbrushes
  • Dummy/Soother
  • Children’s Story Book
  • Baby Wrap/Muslin Cloth
  • Teddy Bear