Shelter Movers is a national volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. In collaboration with community partners and local businesses, they help families transition to a life free of violence.
Shelter Movers is the only service of its kind in Canada. Their volunteer movers and drivers create a safe and empowering space for survivors of abuse to transition to a better life, at a modest internal cost of $200 per move.
Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit when the cycle of violence is broken. Shelter Movers takes on the logistical, security and financial burden of moving and storing survivors’ belongings, allowing local social services (shelters, police, hospitals) to focus on their primary objectives.
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Interested in joining their volunteer team? Please click here to learn about becoming a volunteer and see upcoming events in your area!