Women Realtors Host Fashion Show To Benefit Serene Harbor

By  //  February 27, 2013


BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Women’s Council of Realtors, Greater Brevard Chapter, showcased their 2nd annual fashion show to benefit Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center in Palm Bay.

Nora Marek of Melbourne Home Staging, left, and Nancy Peltonen of Serene Harbor. (Image by Faith Luebker)

The event, which was held  February 26, was hosted at the Melbourne Area Association of Realtors Conference Centre.

For the past 19 years, Serene Harbor has been 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.

“Our vision is a community that is educated about and welcoming to victims of domestic violence and their needs,” said SereneHarbor.org.

Sold Out Event

With more than 35 women entrepreneurs participating, the sold out fashion show was a way to raise awareness and money to help continue the important efforts of the Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center.

Through their influence as successful business professionals, the Women’s Council of Realtors vision is to affect positive change for the success of all women in the community.

Joanne Starr Hynes

“Supporting Serene Harbor is important to me because I was involved in teenage dating violence when I was young and I know that I was lucky not to get stuck in the cycle,” said Joanna Starr Hynes of Coville Getz Realty.

“Serene Harbor is a place for women to get a second chance in a warm, safe, loving environment.”

With the ongoing efforts of business owners like those of the  Women’s Council of Realtors, Serene Harbor will be able to keep their mission thriving in Brevard County.