At Serene Harbor, we offer survivors of domestic violence and their children a safe refuge where they receive compassionate care and support. Our shelter provides warm beds and addresses their essential needs, such as food and toiletries. However, our commitment goes beyond the basics.
We understand that healing and moving forward require more than just physical safety. That's why we offer a range of free services aimed at supporting survivors in their journey. Our counseling programs provide a safe space for emotional healing, while our job support services assist in empowering survivors to regain independence and build a secure future.
It is important to note that our shelter and services are always available free of charge to survivors of domestic violence in Brevard County. Our ultimate goals remain constant: to ensure your safety and empower you to reclaim control over your life.
When you're ready, we are here to provide the support and resources you need. You are not alone, and we are dedicated to standing beside you every step of the way.
Life in Emergency Shelter
We understand that making the decision to seek shelter is a significant and courageous step. Many of our residents have expressed that they felt an overwhelming sense of safety when they arrived on our premises. There is truly no better feeling than knowing you are secure.
At Serene Harbor, we strive to ensure that you, your children, and your pets all have a comforting place to sleep. While our priority is to provide safety to as many individuals as possible, this may sometimes mean sharing rooms with other residents. Rest assured; our primary focus is to offer you and your loved ones a secure and peaceful environment where you can rest your heads at night.
We believe everyone deserves a safe haven and are committed to providing that for you, your children, and your pets. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey toward healing and independence.
Upon your arrival at our domestic violence shelter, you will meet with a dedicated advocate. This advocate will listen to your needs and goals, working closely with you to develop a personalized plan for your journey towards healing and empowerment.
Throughout your stay at our shelter, your advocate will serve as a consistent source of support. They will be there to guide you and connect you with a wide range of life-changing resources and free services. These invaluable resources may include counseling sessions to address your emotional well-being, group support to foster a sense of community, assistance in finding suitable housing options, legal guidance to navigate any necessary legal processes, job support to enhance your employment prospects, and much more.
We firmly believe that no survivor should face these challenges alone. Our compassionate advocates are committed to ensuring that you have access to the necessary tools and support systems to help you rebuild your life. Rest assured, we are here for you every step of the way, providing the resources and connections you need to achieve your goals and regain control over your future.
Your Needs Will Be Met
As a resident of Serene Harbor, you will experience the benefits of living in a supportive community of fellow survivors. Within this community, we ensure that your needs are met. Our pantry, always freely accessible to you, offers a variety of items for shared meals in a communal kitchen. Additionally, our well-stocked self-service laundry is at your disposal. It is crucial for you to understand that during your stay with us, we will go above and beyond to provide you with everything you require, from basic essentials like t-shirts to personal care items. Our goal is to enable you to fully concentrate on your journey toward healing and rejuvenation in body, mind, and soul.
Your Healing Journey Starts Here
When you make the courageous decision to enter a domestic violence shelter, it often sparks inquiries about life beyond its walls. Where will I find a home? How can I independently support myself and my children? Rest assured, we are here to assist you in finding answers to these questions and more. The most exciting aspect? You have complete control over shaping your future. At Serene Harbor, we respect your autonomy and will never dictate or impede your choices. Your desires and aspirations take center stage from now on. Even after you transition from the shelter, our support continues. We offer counseling, group support, and valuable connections to resources, ensuring that we remain by your side as you pursue your dreams.