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Volunteer moving service helping women flee domestic abuse struggling to keep up with demand

An organization that helps women and children escape domestic abuse is struggling to keep up with demand. After launching in Toronto in 2016 and opening additional chapters in Vancouver and Ottawa, Shelter Movers — which provides free moving services — expanded to the Halifax area in June 2019. The group’s executive director, Marc Hull-Jacquin, said …

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Volunteer moving service helping women flee domestic abuse struggling to keep up with demand

An organization that helps women and children escape domestic abuse is struggling to keep up with demand. After launching in Toronto in 2016 and opening additional chapters in Vancouver and Ottawa, Shelter Movers — which provides free moving services — expanded to the Halifax area in June 2019. The group’s executive director, Marc Hull-Jacquin, said …

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SHELTER MOVERS COMES TO VANCOUVER TO HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS MOVE OUT

Founded in Toronto on April 2, 2016, Shelter Movers was born out of a realization that Canada lacks assistance for domestic violence victims, mainly women and children, to physically leave their situation. Shelter Movers has now opened a Vancouver chapter as of August 2018. Many of us have either experienced domestic violence, have close family …

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Partners with Shelter Movers to Help End Gender-Based Violence

November 1, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada On November 1st, 2018, volunteers at Shelter Movers Ottawa were joined by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to support a survivor of abuse. Having previously fled to Nelson House to escape violence, the client and her children eventually reached a point where they felt able to move on to their new …

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Nonprofit helping women flee abusive households moves into Vancouver

For many women, finding the courage—and resources—to leave an abusive relationship is a daunting task. But one volunteer-driven organization is hoping it can make the move easier for victims of domestic violence in Vancouver. Founded in Toronto in 2016, Shelter Movers offers free moving and storage services for women and children fleeing households with domestic violence. The group …

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‘The need is great’: Volunteer group aims to help women move out of abusive homes

When Brian Vidler read an article about an organization in Toronto that offers free moving services to women fleeing abuse, he knew he needed to do something — so he called them up and found out how he could create a Vancouver chapter. Later this year, Shelter Movers Vancouver will officially launch in an effort …

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Free moving service for women fleeing abuse now in Ottawa

There are many obstacles facing women who decide to leave abusive relationships, and one of them is figuring out how to move their belongings out quickly while staying safe. To address this problem, Marc Hull-Jaquin started a non-profit called Shelter Movers in his Toronto basement two years ago, while he was on paternity leave. “Any morning that you find in Ottawa, …

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