Shelter Movers Southwestern Ontario provides free moving and storage to those in need, in partnership with local community organizations and business partners. Shelter Movers aims to make the community a safer place to live by supporting women and children transitioning away from a home characterized by violence.
Originally established in December 2020 as Shelter Movers Waterloo Region, the Chapter launched to address the high need in the area, as Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge are the least safe communities for women among urban areas in Canada, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
As the Chapter continues to grow and conduct moves outside Waterloo Region, the transition to Southwestern Ontario was made to better reflect the current geographic area served.
Shelter Movers Southwestern Ontario is dedicated to helping families transition to a life free from violence. With your continued support, we are able to provide moving services, store clients’ cherished belongings, and empower survivors of abuse. As a monthly donor, you are making moves to end gender-based violence and make our community a safer place to live. Learn more.
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