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
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.
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.
LCSW, 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.
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.
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..
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
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.
"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
Parent Partner, Olive Crest
"I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a first-hand witness of the transformation of so many women"
"Healthy, thriving communities need strong mother's and resilient families. The mission and ministry of My Safe Harbor equip mothers and their families to flourish."
Senior Financial Executive and Educator, Retired
Huntington Beach UHSD, Retired
"I love working and serving with My Safe Harbor because it is focused on our immediate surrounding neighborhood."
Licensed Psychologist, Associate
Professor of Psychology, Cal Baptist University
"I greatly appreciate that My Safe Harbor provides opportunities for self-examination and interpersonal engagement"
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."