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.
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Waterloo Region Blog
Recognizing Pride Month at Shelter Movers
June marks Pride Month in Canada, an opportunity to bring awareness to issues faced by 2SLGBTQI+ communities. At Shelter Movers, we support and respect all survivors regardless of gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, race, ethnicity, race, disability, education, or any other distinguishing character or trait. The effect of intimate partner violence on 2SLGBTQI+ communities
Partner Spotlight: BigSteelBox
Moving can be incredibly stressful. Having to pack up your life into boxes and start somewhere new usually takes a lot of time and planning. However, survivors fleeing abusive situations often need to leave in a hurry. In many cases, this means packing only what they can carry. Sometimes, they don’t have a new home
Shining the spotlight on gender-based and intimate partner violence
Gender-based violence (GBV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are characterized by stalking, sexual and physical violence and psychological aggression by a current or former partner. These types of abuse don’t discriminate. In fact, these types of abuse can affect anyone regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sex, education or socioeconomic status. The statistics for GBV