031: Helping Women Leave Domestic Violence Since 1997 – Move to End Domestic Violence with Aaron Steed

Aaron uses his moving company to help victims of domestic violence leave their abusers safely.

Aaron and Evan Steed started Meathead Movers in 1997, when Aaron was a high school junior and Evan a freshman. After receiving call after call of domestic abuse victims looking for a way out, Aaron knew he had to stand up and make a change. This is why Aaron and Evan founded Move to End Domestic Violence, a non-profit that helps move victims of domestic violence into one of their partnered shelters. Find out more in this week’s episode.

Key Takeaways:

[3:30] What is Move to End Domestic Violence?

[5:10] Aaron and his brother, Evan, founded Meathead Movers 19 years ago.

[5:25] Their story on how they help women leave abusive relationships has gone viral.

[7:20] Move to End Domestic Violence is an established non-profit with a goal of reaching 10,000 pledges, worldwide, of businesses willing to step up and help victims of domestic violence.

[8:20] Aaron and Rob talk about  a scary statistic about children who witness domestic violence at home.

[11:10] How do we break the cycle?

[11:30] Aaron shares some examples of what pledged businesses are currently doing to help stop domestic violence.

[14:20] Any business, no matter what services or products they offer, can participate.

[14:40] When your organization gives back, everybody within that organization benefits greatly.

[15:05] Aaron currently has 420 employees and has locations all over Southern California

[16:05] There’s a good chance you know someone who has been affected by domestic violence.

[21:05] It’s become less taboo for women to ask for help, especially when violence is present in the household.

[22:50] What are some of the safety protocols his team follows to make sure everyone involved is safe?

[25:45] Every situation is different.

[30:50] Aaron and Evan’s story went viral last year.

[35:05] What are pledged businesses seeing in their community now that they’ve made the pledge?

[39:10] Why is passion so important?

[42:00] Anyone can help. Don’t own a business? Become an ambassador and volunteer.

[44:45] Find out how can you help!

Mentioned in This Episode:

www.givingbackpodcast.com

www.meatheadmovers.com

www.movetoenddv.org

www.ncadv.org

Comments 1

  1. LaTasha C.

    Thank you Aaron Steed. You are truly a blessing to the cause of Ending Domestic violence by moving women who have survived DV. God bless you and your company.

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