College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving is a national company and it has a franchise in Sarasota.
As many experts have feared,data is now pointing to an uptick in domestic abuse due to shelter-at-home rules in place during COVID-19
One of the barriers to help victims get away from abuse is being taken down by College Hunks Hauling Junk moving company. They are offering free moving services to anyone fleeing domestic violence. The company is now helping victims as a resource on the national domestic violence hotline and is also working with safe houses, counselors and domestic violence shelters directly in each of the 130 areas through the USA, where it has operations—including Sarasota.
How does it work. The victim simply needs to make contact with a certified domestic violence shelter, which will them approve any victims requesting a move to ensure that the victim is supported throughout their transition—as well as for the safety of the moving team and victim. Anyone in a domestic violence situation should first contact the police or a domestic violence shelter immediately. Then the shelter will contact the moving company at nationalaccounts@CHHJ.com,and the movers will make themselves available and help coordinate.
To contact College Hunks Moving and get For more information, click here.
If you or someone you know is a victim and needs help. We have two local certified domestic violence shelters, one in Sarasota County and one in Manatee County, information on each of these life-saving places, is listed below.
Suncoast Domestic Violence Safe Havens Are Prepared For Increased Calls
During times of high stress, like the COVID-19 Pandemic, things can sometimes take a dark turn. Not just during these times, but at any time, there are organizations on the Suncoast that are ready to help.
In Sarasota County, there is: SPARCC Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, (click link for info)
SPARCC has a variety of services including a shelter for victims of domestic violence, which can house up to 33 people.
If you are a survivor of domestic or sexual violence, you can call the free, confidential SPARCC hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week: (941) 365-1976.
In Manatee County, Hope Family Services is there for those in need https://www.hopefamilyservice.org/... (click link for info)
HOPE provides a safe place in a confidential location for victims of domestic violence to evaluate their options. The shelter, designed to allow those who need it time in a safe place to make choices that empower them to live a life safe from the controlling tactics of an abusive partner and to organize opportunities in the best interest of themselves and their children.
HOPE operates a 24 hour, 365 days a year, Helpline; a friendly, sympathetic and informed person to talk to in an emergency. Call (941) 755-6805
In fact all over the world, this is a concern... Just Last week, authorities in Spain and the Canary Islands set up an initiative, encouraging domestic abuse victims to visit pharmacies to inform someone of the abuse.
If they are unable to explicitly inform staff about their abuse, they are advised to use the code word ‘mask 19’ to do so.
If you or someone you know, needs help use the numbers listed above to get them help NOW....