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Volunteer Profile: Samantha’s Story

Samantha Armstrong is a veteran at Shelter Movers Vancouver, volunteering since the chapter began more than two years ago. Samantha started as the chapter’s first intake coordinator and processed every move during the first year. She eventually became an intake supervisor, which involves scheduling moves with the intake team.  Through this experience, Samantha has the opportunity …

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A Day in the Life of a Lead Mover: Harrison’s Story

Last October, Harrison Thorne returned to Canada from his deployment in the Bahamas. After providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid with GlobalMedic, Harrison wanted to continue helping the people around him. While looking into different volunteer organizations, he came across Shelter Movers Vancouver and knew he found a cause he could get behind. Since joining …

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Volunteer Profile: Jade’s Story

The prevalence of gender-based violence is what surprised Jade Vallentyne the most when she began volunteering with the Vancouver chapter of Shelter Movers. Jade is one of our rockstar movers and has been helping British Columbians leave abuse since October 2019. She says through educational resources provided by Shelter Movers and the frequency of moves, especially …

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Guide to Support Services in Vancouver for people experiencing gender-based violence

Making the decision to leave a violent or abusive home can be difficult. From where to go, to who to ask questions to, it can be hard to find counsel and support you can trust. Luckily, there are countless resources available for people experiencing gender-based violence at low or no cost. If you’re thinking about …

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Run Through Night Raises $14,710 to Benefit Women Leaving Gender-based Violence

On the summer solstice, most people sit around a bonfire or admire the evening sky from their backyard – but Peter Celler isn’t your average person. The mechanical engineer and father of three from North Vancouver spent an entire night running from sunset to sunrise in support of women leaving gender-based violence. His 90-kilometre run …

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