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Shelter Movers – Free Service for Abused Women

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

I wanted to share some information about an amazing non-profit organization in Toronto that is now expanding to Vancouver. Shelter Movers offers moving services to women fleeing abusive homes and helps them either transition to a shelter or out of the shelter to a new, safe home. The work they do is so necessary – many of these women leave with nothing, so being able to go back with help and a security team/police escort means they can start a new life with their own belongings. This is a really helpful service that anyone dealing with domestic abuse or counsellors working with victims of abuse should be aware of.

They are also actively recruiting volunteers – both movers and admin positions such as marketing, operations, fundraising, and volunteer management.  Their volunteers must successfully pass a criminal background check and complete an orientation on trauma informed care prior to interacting with clients.  Anyone interested can contact their Volunteer Services group at volunteervan@sheltermovers.com.

 

Thank you for Sarah Albo (VCCT graduate) for this information.