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

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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

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

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Karolin Rascón

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

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I love being part of MSH team because I feel honored to be able to experience so closely the life transformation of the moms who come here. I love seeing how moms take the time to educate and empower themselves. They come so eager to learn and improve their lives. I am a SFI alumni and MSH taught me how to be a lifelong learner. 

Jessika Ahlberg

Program Director

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.

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Heidi Cohn

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

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Madison Taylor
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“I enjoy working at My Safe Harbor because they reach women in the community and make them feel loved and accepted for who they are. My job allows me to work with the children of these women, providing care for them and giving their moms the opportunity to learn and grow. I couldn't be more blessed to see the next generation growing and becoming better versions of themselves alongside their moms.”

Children's Coordinator

Administrative Assistant

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I love to work at MSH because we learn so much about others' experiences and I think it's an honor to be a part of a positive change in their stories. 

Karito Cohn

SFI Coordinator

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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..

Yvonne Flores
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.

Childcare Supervisor

OUR BOARD

Ana
Cayetano, M.A.

coming soon

School Counselor

Santa Ana School District

SFI Alumni

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"

Kristin
Shelby, M.A.

6th Grade Teacher

Magnolia School District

I love that My Safe Harbor provides a program for women to acquire skills they need to empower themselves and to build strong families!

Susi
McLane

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

Huntington Beach UHSD

Retired

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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