Programs and Services
Serene Harbor has truly evolved into a one-stop-shop including 24/7 hotline services, Address Confidentiality Program, Emergency Shelter for women, children and pets, Adult and Child Counseling and Case management, transportation, assistance with the Victim’s Compensation Program, employment assistance through the S.H.E. Employment & Empowering Program, educational opportunities through the S.H.E. Education Empowerment Program, Injunction for Protection Attorney services, Child Protection Investigating Advocacy and support groups just to list a few. We have had the pleasure of partnering with local schools, businesses, law enforcement and every day citizens wanting to support Serene Harbor’s mission. What most people don’t know is that one of our most valuable services is our Outreach Program. We don’t just work with survivors needing shelter but also on an outreach basis no matter what stage they are at on their journey to being a survivor. This includes the same services listed above outside of the shelter. These services can be utilized by those transitioning out of shelter as well as those who are either not ready to leave their current situation or are not in need of shelter. Survivors are considered forever family members and have access to all of our outreach services indefinitely.
The Injunction for Protection Project (IFP) at Serene Harbor employs one Florida Bar-licensed attorney who provides free legal advice and or representation to survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence as well as stalking. IFP legal representation is dependent on the survivor's eligibility, and an initial conflict check will be completed upon receipt of the referral to ensure there are no legal conflicts of interest before proceeding to the intake interview stage.