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Jennifer O'Neil

SMNS Welcomes Jennifer O’Neil As The Newly Appointed Volunteer Service Manager

Jennifer O’Neil is a familiar face among the volunteers at Shelter Movers Nova Scotia. Her friendly smile can be easily spotted at local volunteer events and her charismatic leadership stands out during challenging moves. For many, it comes as no surprise that Jennifer has been appointed as the new Volunteer Service Manager for Shetler Movers …

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The Housing Crisis and Domestic Violence: Halifax Women Fleeing Abuse Face Longer Shelter Stays

The Housing Crisis and Domestic Violence: Halifax Women Fleeing Abuse Face Longer Shelter Stays

The housing crisis created many unfortunate consequences in Nova Scotia: people have been priced out of their apartments, their communities and even their province.  Shelter Movers Nova Scotia and our shelter community partners witnessed another consequence – women and families fleeing abuse are forced to stay in shelters much longer than before because they can’t …

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Unique Experiences of Male Survivors: A Lack of Visibility and Resources

Unique Experiences of Male Survivors: A Lack of Visibility and Resources

This Father’s Day, Shelter Movers Nova Scotia wishes to acknowledge some of the hardships that men face on the topic of abuse and intimate partner violence. It is important to note that women and girls are disproportionately affected by abuse and that the majority of our clients identify as female, however Shelter Movers mission is …

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How our clients use the December 6th Fund micro-loan from the YWCA

The December 6th Fund

The December 6th Fund provides micro-loans through the YWCA to women and children leaving abusive situations. Miia Suokonautio, Executive Director of the YWCA in Halifax, recently spoke about the impact of these loans on the Mainstreet NS with Jeff Douglas podcast. What Are the December 6th Fund Micro-Loans? The December 6th Fund provides interest-free micro-loans …

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Welcome Alexandra, our new Volunteer Services Manager

Meet Alexandra

Since getting involved with Shelter Movers Nova Scotia in May 2020, Alexandra Doane has gained a myriad of professional skills and amazing experiences through supporting her community. Her commitment and drive to get things done right has earned her the position of Volunteer Services Manager, a fantastic development from joining the organization as a volunteer …

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