An abusive relationship doesn't just leave physical scars on the victim, it also leaves deep psychological and emotional scars that can potentially take years to heal.
Victims who live with their abusive partners are even more vulnerable because they often have nowhere to go. Most abusers usually also find ways to limit the victim's ability to do anything without the abuser's consent. This means that packing up, potentially grabbing any kids, and paying for a move to a new home can be pretty tough.
California-based moving company Meathead Movers, however, is doing its part to help by offering free moving services to victims of domestic abuse. The company, which was founded by student athletes in 1997, recently partnered with domestic violence prevention non-profit Good Shepherd.
"Meathead Movers will work directly with the nonprofit to identify the abusive situations and provide moving services at no cost," said a spokeswoman. "Not only do these services help the victims of domestic abuse but they directly impact Meathead employees - consisting of predominantly young men who believe that real men don't hit women, real men help those in need."
Aaron Steed, CEO of Meathead Movers, added, "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." Meathead Movers are guys who believe that "real men don’t hit women, real men help those in need."