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For over 20 years, Serene Harbor has offered safe refuge and provided life changing services to more than 25,000 women and children who were victims of domestic violence in our community. Our vision is a community that is educated about and welcoming to victims of domestic violence and their needs. Our mission is to be a leading advocate for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Brevard County through intervention, prevention, social change, information, enlightenment, education and engagement of our community. Overcoming the effects of domestic violence is a monumental task for survivors and their children. The role of the domestic violence shelter in assisting survivors to break away from this abuse is significant. Serene Harbor provides a safe and protective environment to support the survivors as they struggle to build a life for themselves and their children free from fear and violence. While families participate in our shelter and outreach programs we provide the following services to them.
Serene Harbor provides a 24-hour domestic violence hotline which is staffed 365 days a year by trained advocates. Information regarding injunctions for protection, safety planning, education, financial and professional services, legal aid, housing, mental health issues, medical care and children’s service options are given to hotline callers.
When a client meets Serene Harbor’s admission criteria the client and their children are admitted to the shelter. While at the shelter, clients and their families are provided with basic needs and a full continuum of services.
The Case Managers provide goal-oriented services which are intended to counteract the negative effects of domestic violence on the victim. The case managers work closely with each client, monitoring and facilitating progress toward their program goals. They also provide legal advocacy in conjunction with Legal Aid. In additions the children’s advocacy staff provides supportive services intended to counteract the negative effects of domestic violence on the child victim.