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
"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
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.
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.
Who WE ARE
My Safe Harbor envisions a future where strong families in the surrounding community thrive.
My Safe Harbor’s mission is to strengthen families by empowering and equipping mothers.
Seek God, Selflessly Serve, Dignity & Respect, Quality, Integrity, Accountability, Celebration
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.
Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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..
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.
Santa Ana School District
Parent Partner, Olive Crest
"I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a first-hand witness of the transformation of so many women"
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!
"I love working and serving with My Safe Harbor because it is focused on our immediate surrounding neighborhood."
Huntington Beach UHSD
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."