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Common Abuse tactics

Common emotional abuse tactics: recognizing the signs and seeking support

At Shelter Movers Waterloo Region, the majority of the individuals we support have experienced some form of emotional abuse. Many abusers may use subtle tactics before eventually building to more persistent abusive behaviours. Emotional abuse involves attempts to frighten, control or isolate an individual, and may also include threats of violence directed toward you or …

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Project Willow

‘Project Willow’ outlines the reality of gender-based violence against women experiencing homelessness

A recent report co-authored by YW Kitchener-Waterloo (YWKW), the longest-serving and largest social services organization for women and youth in the region, Coalition of Muslim Women, and Community Justice Initiatives, is part of Project Willow, a study depicting violence against women in the Waterloo Region. The study highlights the fact that 92 per cent of …

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Community Spotlight: SASC

Community Spotlight: Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Get to know our regional partner, Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) At Shelter Movers Waterloo Region, we work with a number of partner organizations to support families experiencing abuse throughout the region. One such partner organization is the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), whose mission is based on using an intersectional feminist approach to transform …

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A Regional Housing Crisis

A Regional Housing Crisis

In the last several years, Waterloo Region has been one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario, largely due to the region offering residents a high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. However, as the region continues to grow exponentially, it’s becoming increasingly expensive and many residents are being priced out of …

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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Trailblazers That Inspire Us

March marks International Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating women’s past and present accomplishments, and shining light on the challenges and obstacles women continue to face today. As a volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse, we are dedicated to providing an environment …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle

Meet Michelle! As the Volunteer Services Manager for Shelter Movers Waterloo Region (SMWR), Michelle works collaboratively with the executive team to ensure the volunteer onboarding process runs smoothly and efficiently, while obtaining objectives and fulfilling Shelter Movers’ mission. Michelle joined SMWR because she wanted to do something meaningful with her spare time and get more involved in the …

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