Harbor House honoring Central Florida advocates working to end domestic violence

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Six advocates dedicated to ending domestic violence in Central Florida will be honored by Harbor House on Wednesday.

Harbor House, Orange County’s only 24/7 state-certified domestic violence organization, will honor six “Champions of Courage” for their work to end domestic violence locally and nationally during the Signature Purple Door Luncheon.


See the list of honorees below:

Champion of Advocacy: City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

READ: CNN president Jeff Zucker resigns

Champion of Community: Pepsi Stronger Together and Shaquille O’Neal Foundation

Champion of Courage: The late Officer Kevin Valencia, Orlando Police Department (represented by Valencia’s widow Meaghan Valencia)

READ: Time to vote: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces 2022 list of nominees

Champion of Equality: Richard Lapchick, Ph.D., eminent scholar, endowed chair and director, DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program

Champion of Justice: Aramis Ayala, former State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit

READ: Commanders: Washington Football Team announces new name

Click here to read more about Harbor House.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.