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Awards and Recognitions from Organizations Across Local, State, and National Levels for Serene Harbor

Serene Harbor is proud to have received numerous awards and recognitions for our outstanding services to survivors of domestic violence and their families. Our recognition section showcases the various accolades that we have received from local, state, and nationwide organizations, as well as internal recognition for our team's hard work and dedication.

We are honored to have been recognized for our commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for survivors as they navigate their healing journey. These awards serve as a testament to our continued efforts to empower survivors and end domestic violence. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in all that we do, and we will continue to work tirelessly to provide comprehensive services and support to those in need.
Yellow Rose Award for Excellence in Community Service 2022 Winner
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Beverly DeMeyer
President & CEO
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of the Year

We are thrilled to share that Serene Harbor has been honored with the Non-profit of the Year award at the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards & Board Installation Luncheon, December 6, 2023!


This recognition is a testament to the incredible impact and dedication of our team and supporters. We are truly grateful to be acknowledged for our efforts in making a positive difference in our community.

But wait, there's more! We are beyond honored to have received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition personally signed by Bill Posey. This prestigious certificate recognizes our outstanding and invaluable leadership in the business community. What an incredible honor!

None of this would be possible without the continued support of our community, volunteers, and partners. Thank you for standing by us as we work towards creating a brighter future for those we serve.

Together, we are making a difference, and this award belongs to each and every one of you who contributes to the mission of Serene Harbor. Let's continue to spread love, support, and positivity in our community!

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Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard 27th Annual Award Banquet nominated Mrs. Garcia - Smith under the Social Service Individual Category for all the work she does for the families in Brevard County.
Michelle Garcia-Smith
Program Director
We want to congratulate David Hager, Operations Director, and Amberly Clay, Shelter Director, for being selected as Serene Harbor's Employees of the Year 2022.

Both Mr. Hager and Ms. Clay have worked closely with our Programs Director and President/CEO, implementing changes to our organization and services, allowing Serene Harbor to adapt to the challenges of a growing and ever-changing population in Brevard County.
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Amberly Clay, Shelter Director; David Hager, Operations Director

Purple Ribbon Awards, Theresa’s Fund, and national experts in the domestic violence field have combined forces to develop and launch the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors, and members of the community support system.

For more information about the Purple Ribbon Awards, follow this link.


Serene Harbor's Injunction for Protection Attorney was awarded the Legal Advocate of the Year.

Congratulations Renee!

Renee Torpy,
Injunction for Protection Attorney

Serene Harbor is happy to announce that our President & CEO, Beverly DeMeyer was one of three winners for the Program/Shelter Executive of the Year category.

Congratulations Beverly!

Beverly DeMeyer
President & CEO

Serene Harbor's Relocation Advocate, Jacqueline Vanderby, was awarded the Program/Shelter Employee of the Year category.

Congratulations Jacqueline!

Jacqueline Vanderby, 
Relocation Advocate
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Renee Torpy,
Injunction for Protection Attorney
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On behalf of Serene Harbor, Renee has received recognition as runner-up for the Excellence in Client Service category for the 2021 Reisman Awards!


(Click on the link above to go to the awards page)

Renee was selected from over 300 submissions from incredible law firms worldwide!


Sparkling Ice® Announces Charity Winners 2021


Thanks to those who nominated Serene Harbor Inc. to the Sparkling Ice Holiday Initiative.


We were one out of three non-profit organizations selected to receive a $50,000 donation from Talkin Rain. With over 6000 entries nationwide, it is a great honor to have been chosen for all our community work.

Read more about the Sparkling Ice Holiday Initiative here

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