PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Mayor Rob Medina is pleased to announce Serene Harbor, Inc. as the designated beneficiary for the 2024 Palm Bay Mayor’s Ball. Serene Harbor, a state-certified domestic violence shelter and resource center, has diligently served the community for 31 years, providing critical support to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence.
Established in 1992, Serene Harbor’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence in Brevard County through a multifaceted approach encompassing education, empowerment, intervention, prevention, social change, advocacy, and community engagement.
At the heart of their operations is the provision of emergency shelter, offering a safe haven to women, children, and even pets fleeing abusive environments. Last fiscal year, Serene Harbor provided an astounding 7,470 nights of emergency shelter, assisting 1,680 individuals in their courageous efforts to escape domestic violence.
The spectrum of services offered by Serene Harbor is vast, including a 24/7 crisis hotline, counseling, support groups, case management, career, and financial resource programs, education and mentoring empowerment programs, relocation assistance, housing assistance, legal support, civil injunction legal representation, and legal advocacy. These services are provided at no cost, aiding survivors in their journey toward personal and professional goals and offering newfound hope for a life free from violence.
“We are honored to be selected as the beneficiary of the 2024 Mayor’s Ball,” said Beverly DeMeyer, President & CEO at Serene Harbor. “This incredible opportunity will significantly enhance our ability to continue serving those in need and work towards a violence-free community.”
Beyond emergency shelter and crisis intervention, Serene Harbor extends its support to address survivors’ needs, ranging from transportation, employment, and housing assistance to medical care, childcare, and safety planning consultations. Such comprehensive assistance ensures survivors can rebuild their lives with the necessary resources and guidance.
As a supporter of the Mayor’s Ball, you will play an important role in supporting Serene Harbor’s mission to end the cycle of domestic violence in Brevard County. Tickets and Sponsorships will be available soon! So mark our calendars for Saturday, March 23, 2024, and help support this worthwhile cause!