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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

What We Do

1

STEP

MOTHER'S

CLUB

REST, CONNECT, BELONG

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&

ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES

LEARN, GROW, PARTICIPATE

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

300

Strong Families Institute Graduates

That’s 300 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.

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Who We Are
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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

Jeff Ahlberg

Executive Director

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Jessika Ahlberg

Program Director

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Heidi Cohn

Operations Director

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SFI Coordinator

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Yvonne Flores
Karolin Rascón

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

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Madison Taylor
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Children's Coordinator

Welcome Coordinator

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Miriam Jimenez

MSH Leadership Academy

My Safe Harbor utilizes volunteers from the community to lead, teach, and facilitate our programs. The following women are graduates of our 2023 MSH Leadership Academy. Click here to see our 2022 graduates.

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Mayra Amaya

SFI Assistant Facilitator

Mothers Club Leader

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Rosa Bond

SFI Assistant Facilitator

Mothers Club Leader

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Paola Elizalde

Elective Instructor

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Lourdes Flores

SFI Alumni Committee Leader

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Sara Garcia

SFI Support

SFI Alumni Committee Leader

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Isabel Lopez

Elective Support

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Edith Moreno

Elective Instructor

SFI Alumni Committee Leader

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Karina Rodriguez

Mothers Club Leader

OUR BOARD

Ana
Cayetano, M.A.

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Vice Chair

School Counselor

Santa Ana School District

SFI Alumni

Elisa
Castañeda

Content Creator

Life Coach

SFI ALumni

Kristin
Shelby, M.A.

Secretary

Elementary School Teacher

Magnolia School District

Vicki De Loo

Tax Preparer

SFI Alumni

Mike
Harris

President of Mike Harris Enterprises Inc.

Board Chair

Small Business Owner

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OUR PARTNERS

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