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Social Media: A double edged sword for survivors of intimate partner violence

In today’s world it’s never been easier to connect with others and share your life experiences. Social media has deeply ingrained itself into our everyday lives: improving our ability to keep up with loved ones, make new connections, and stay up to date on global current events. For most people, engaging with social media is …

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Celebrating three years of meals delivered with Lumentum

Celebrating three years of meals delivered with Lumentum

April 21st marks the three-year anniversary of Shelter Movers Ottawa’s (SMO) unique partnership with Lumentum. This collaboration united two actors from totally different worlds who share a common purpose: going beyond core activities to help our communities. Lumentum and SMO have helped deliver over fourteen thousand meals to women’s shelters in Ottawa, but how did …

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Navigating Valentine’s Day and Intimate Partner Violence

Valentine’s Day conjures up all of the traditional images of love: happy couples, flowers, gifts, and grand gestures. In recent years the marketing of this holiday has answered the call to expand this imagery to be more inclusive to those of all orientations and relationship statuses. Despite this, for those impacted by intimate partner violence …

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Shelter Movers Hosts SoupShare to Celebrate Expansion into Lanark County

Crucial Support Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Now Available in Lanark County Ottawa, Ontario – Shelter Movers, a national, volunteer-powered charity that provides free moving and storage to people experiencing abuse, have just expanded their services to Lanark County. Join Shelter Movers for SoupShare at the Carleton Place Canoe Club on November 17 from …

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What is Cultural and Spiritual Abuse?

According to Statistics Canada, 44% of women who have been in an intimate partner relationship have experienced some form of abuse. For Indigenous populations, that number jumps to 61%. There has been an increase in dialogue about the many faces of abuse, including psychological, emotional, physical, verbal, sexual, and financial. However, there are still forms …

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