STRONG FAMILIES

ARE THE FOUNDATION OF STRONG COMMUNITIES

STRONG MOTHERS STRONG FAMILIES

Mothers are the culture creators within their families and in Anaheim, 21% of households are female-only led. My Safe Harbor believes a solution to the problems facing so many of our neighborhood families is found in strong mothers

 

PATHWAY TO HOPE

1

STEP

MOTHER'S

CLUB

REST, CONNECT, BELONG

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ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES

LEARN, GROW, PARTICIPATE

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2

STEP

STRONG FAMILIES

INSTITUTE

HEAL, CHALLENGE, TRANSFORM

STEP

3

GIVE BACK

ENCOURAGE, LEAD, LEARN

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TRANSFORMATION

"My Safe Harbor gave me the tools I lacked as a mother and helped me to be honest with myself in all areas of my life.  I learned to attentively listen to my kids, participate in their interests, and create a safe environment for them to express themselves.  By establishing effective and assertive communication in a kind, loving way, I was able to open the door to a new beginning.  I was able to restore my relationship with my kids and my partner.  I learned to deal with my problems in different ways as well as to establish healthy boundaries and forgive myself.  This gave me back my self-esteem and my sense of worth as a woman and a mother.  I learned to fully trust God and understand how He uses every situation for good.  God has always held my hand through this, it was just hard for me to understand his plan during the difficult times.  I now enjoy my babies.  I love to hear what is on their minds.  I enjoy encouraging them in their interests and lives.  I have learned to the present moment with my kids and partner."

- Lucy, Strong Families Institute Graduate

235

Strong Families Institute Graduates

That’s 235 mothers who are taking their families, their relationships & their communities back. These newly inspired women are now PTA members, school volunteers, community service leaders, human services workers, community mobilizers, church leaders, life coaches, and SFI Facilitators.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of My Safe Harbor. Since the beginning our volunteers have served in child care, teaching, building maintenance, program development, data management, curriculum development, special events, and trainings that saved the organization anywhere from $35,000 – $50,000 annually. When people ask how we do the work we do on the budget we have...amazing volunteers.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MSH Offices Closed
    My Safe Harbor
    Jul 27, 7:00 AM – Jul 31, 11:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 04, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Craft for School Tema: Manualidad para la Escuela
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 11, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Self-Care - 7 Universal Fashion Styles Tema: Cuidado Personal - 7 Estilos de Moda Universal
  • Clementine
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 12, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 18, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Recipe - Quinoa Cold Salad Tema: Receta - Ensalada Fría de Quínoa
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 25, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Western Youth Services Presentation Tema: Presentación de Western Youth Services
  • Alpha 21 Self-Esteem Banquet
    My Safe Harbor
    Aug 26, 8:30 AM
    My Safe Harbor , 819 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA, USA
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 01, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Craft - September 15th Activity Tema: Manualidad - Actividad del 15 de Septiembre
  • SFI 2.0 - Finances in Marriage
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 07, 6:15 PM – Oct 12, 6:15 PM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Tuesdays 6:15-8:00pm
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 08, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Self-care - Colorimetry - The importance of color in personal image Tema: Cuidado Personal - Colorimetría - la importancia del color en la imagen personal
  • Clementine
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 09, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 15, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Life Together - The significance of Mexican Independence Tema: Convivo - Significado de la Independencia de México
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 22, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Recipe - Poblano Mole Tema: Receta - Mole Poblano
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Sep 29, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Western Youth Services Presentation Tema: Presentación de Western Youth Services
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Oct 06, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Self-Care - Homemade Facial Tema: Cuidado Personal - Facial Casera
  • New Fall SFI Cohorts - Week of October 11th (Time/Day TBA)
    My Safe Harbor
    Oct 11, 12:00 PM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Oct 13, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Recipe - Chicken in cream Tema: Receta - Pollo en crema
  • Mothers' Club/Club de Mamás
    My Safe Harbor
    Oct 20, 9:00 AM
    My Safe Harbor, 819 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
    Topic: Self-Care - Use of Accessories Tema: Cuidado Personal - Uso de Accesorios y complementos
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 Who WE ARE

Vision

My Safe Harbor envisions a future where strong families in the surrounding community thrive.

MISSION

My Safe Harbor’s mission is to strengthen families by empowering and equipping mothers. 

VALUES

Seek God, Selflessly Serve, Dignity & Respect, Quality, Integrity, Accountability, Celebration

OUR TEAM

Heidi Cohn
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I love my job and the stories of transformation I get a front row seat to watch. I have a heart for healthy families and walking alongside moms to accomplish that is exactly what I was looking for. Working at My Safe Harbor allows me to live out my ministry while being inspired by these women daily. 

Operations Director

Jeff Ahlberg
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My Safe Harbor is solving problems in our community by providing the place and the program to build personal capacity in mothers that transforms their lives and the lives of their children. I can’t think of a more important investment of my time and energy and am proud to be part of making a difference. 

Executive Director

Mallory Grismer
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I got involved at My Safe Harbor 2 years after graduating with a BA in Spanish at Point Loma Nazarene University.  I had been looking for an entry position which would combine my love of the Spanish language and culture with the deep calling I have always felt to help others be influencers of change in the community around them.  That is exactly what I found at My Safe Harbor.

Volunteer Coordinator

Jessika Ahlberg

LCSW, Program Director

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I love being part of an organization that is empowering individuals to make their own changes in themselves, their families, and their communities. This is why I became a social worker.  My favorite part about working at My Safe Harbor is watching a group of strangers become close friends, witnessing mothers grow more confident, secure, and hopeful, and getting to know some of the most amazing women in our community.

Yvonne Flores

Program Assistant

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I love working at MSH because, as an SFI graduate, I get to see and hear the same experiences of transformation that I had. I am really able to identify with the moms because I’ve had the same experience as them. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve with MSH..

Ana Cayetano
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As a graduate of The Strong Families Institute and a mother, I have a unique perspective that allows me to really connect to the mothers coming to My Safe Harbor to find refuge. God is doing amazing things in these mothers and I am honored to be apart of their transformation story. 

MA, Program Coordinator

Teresa Tapia
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I love working with children – I’ve dedicated my life to working with them because their future is so important. I love to watch how the women grow and change through what MSH does and how that affects their children. It is an important way for me to be part of the work here that will also affect this community.

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OUR BOARD

Sarah
Steele

"I believe in MSH because we don't assume to know the best way to give support.

Missions Chair at AFCC

Home Depot Garden Master Specialist

Rosaura
Navejas

Parent Partner, Olive Crest

"I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a first-hand witness of the transformation of so many women"

Susi 
McLane

Huntington Beach UHSD, Retired

"I love working and serving with My Safe Harbor because it is focused on our immediate surrounding neighborhood."

Dr. Robert
Pate

 Licensed Psychologist, Associate

Professor of Psychology, Cal Baptist University

"I greatly appreciate that My Safe Harbor provides opportunities for self-examination and interpersonal engagement"

Mike
Harris

President of Mike Harris Enterprises Inc.

"I am inspired by the impact My Safe Harbor makes in the lives of the women and their families."

 

OUR PARTNERS

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