Do you help men out of abusive situations, too?
Absolutely! Any victim, regardless of gender, is one too many, and we want to do what we can to support anyone in an untenable situation. We take our cues from our partner organizations to identify victims in need of these moves. Due to the sensitivity of these situations, specifics on these moves are not something we are able to discuss in detail.
In what areas do you offer free moving services to victims of domestic violence?
We currently offer these moves through each of our five locations in California. Our current branches are in San Luis Obispo, Ventura County, Orange County, Fresno and Bakersfield. If you or a friend are in a dangerous situation outside of our service areas, please contact us and our concierge service will provide a list of local resources.
How do you make sure someone isn’t just trying to get a free move?
Our seven partner shelters screen all victims requesting a free move. Less to make sure the situation is legitimate, but more to ensure that the victim is supported throughout the entire transition and not just on move day.
Aren’t these moves dangerous?
This is just another reason we do these moves in conjunction with established shelters. The shelters work with local law enforcement as needed and make sure that a safe house is arranged for the victim.
What should I do if I am in a domestic violence situation and need to get out?
Please contact the police or your local domestic violence-prevention shelter immediately.
Why are you doing this?
Our goal is to inspire and encourage businesses and other moving companies across the nation to make a pledge to #MoveToEndDV and commit to working with a local shelter to donate or provide a free product or service that will aid victims of domestic violence. Together, we can #MoveToEndDV once and for all.
How can I get involved?
Get creative and figure out how your business can make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence. Then visit MoveToEndDV.org and take the pledge. From there, challenge your fellow business owners and entrepreneurs to make their pledge.
What if I’m not sure what I can do to help?
There is no limit to ways in which people and businesses can contribute to the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence. If you want to make a monetary donation to the cause, please contact your local domestic violence shelters, they can always use more assistance in that capacity. If you would like to provide services but aren’t sure how they will help, feel free to send us an email. We will be happy to brainstorm ways you or your business can help.
What businesses have made the pledge to #MoveToEndDV?
You can visit MovetoEndDV Pledge to see the participating businesses and their individual pledge pages. If there’s a business you would like to see involved, contact the business directly or contact us and we’ll gladly reach out and encourage them to accept the challenge.