Shelter Movers Waterloo Region 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.
Established in December 2020, Shelter Movers Waterloo Region provides free moving and storage to those in need, in partnership with local community organizations and business partners.
There is a high need in the community, as Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge are the least safe communities for women among urban areas in Canada, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study ranked 26 metro areas across Canada and noted, when it came to personal security, the three cities in Waterloo Region were the worst.
“The rates of sexual assault and intimate partner violence reported to the police in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge (KWC) were among the highest among large cities while the rate of criminal harassment targeting women was the highest,” said the report, released in March 2019. “Overall, KWC placed 26th — or last — as a safe place for women to live in Canada.”
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.
To request a move, please visit: Request A Move
For information on how to donate, please visit: Donations
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Meet Yvonne! Yvonne is a Mover with SMWR. In her role, she helps with packing and storing a client’s belongings on a move. She joined Shelter Movers after wanting to become more involved in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. “When I read about Shelter Movers I didn’t know that this was a service that many people needed and it
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
We know that every 2 days a woman or girl is killed in Canada, but gender-based violence (GBV) also takes less obvious forms including sexual, emotional and financial abuse. GBV reverberates outwards, affecting many others in a wide web of trauma. Many children who witness violence within their families experience pain and suffering that they