Little Boxes

By Kate Hassett

Little Boxes
The moving company that's helping victims of domestic violence pack up and leave.

Too often the cycle of domestic abuse means that for many, removing themselves from the violence can be near impossible. Various factors contribute to the feeling of being trapped, whether physically or mentally, by an abusive partner, but this moving company is seeking to change that – one box at a time.

Meathead Movers, has partnered with non-profit organisation Good Shepherd, (a shelter that provides an environment where mothers and their children can heal and learn the skills that will help them break the cycle) to assist victims seeking to flee a dangerous environment.

A spokeswoman shared a statement with  LA Weekly that read; “Meathead Movers will work directly with the nonprofit to identify the abusive situations and provide moving services at no cost.”

“Not only do these services help the victims of domestic abuse but they directly impact Meathead employees – consisting of predominately young men who believe that real men don’t hit women, real men help those in need.”

With a large chunk of Meathead’s employees being young college students, the organisation is doing its bit in ensuring these young men are well educated and informed, about the real issues facing women in these situations.

President and CEO of Meathead, Aaron Steed, shared his enthusiasm at being involved in the project.

“We know how hard it is to pack up someone’s life and move it to a new location – but it’s unimaginable to think about a woman and her children trying to pack up all their belongings and flee before the abuser returns home. When we realised we had the resources to help provide a fresh start for these victims, we knew Good Shepherd was the perfect organisation to connect us with those who need our services most.”

 

 

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