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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Shelter Movers Waterloo Region has launched a new series called “What Is…” to explore different topics and gain a deeper understanding of our community. Our first topic is ‘Different Types of Abuse.’ Abuse can be described as a pattern of behaviour used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another. There
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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