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February 2011
Contact Information

Grandma's House of Hope
174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805

Phone: (714) 636-3690
Fax: (714) 537-0621

Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide compassionate and uplifting transitional care for women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County.

Our vision is to be the Orange County safety net for uniquely challenged and underserved women and children through hope, love, and spiritual healing.

Our values consist of the three main categories: 

Love & Compassion: A faith-based approach to healing and forgiveness in a multi-generational community.

Respect & Acceptance: A non-judgmental celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of humankind.

Honesty & Integrity: An ethical approach to supporting personal growth and family values.


Quick Links


Volunteer & Internship Opportunities 


Interns and Volunteers at GHH 

If you're looking for a fun and rewarding internship program, then Grandma's House of Hope could be the perfect fit for you! Students will not only be able to gain practical, hands-on working experience, but will also see the direct impact of their efforts in people's lives within the local community.


GHH is seeking the following positions:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Administrative
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising Coordinator 
  • Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Social Media
  • Grant-Writing
  • Marketing

Interested in becoming an intern with GHH?  Click here for more information. 
TBN Televised Fundraisers Starting in March

Trinity Broadcasting Network

Come Watch the Show!

Help GHH Raise $1,000   



GHH is partnering up with the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which offers an exciting new fundraising opportunity!


We're looking for 50 volunteers (over the age of 13) to attend television tapings of TBN's Praise the Lord sermon series in Costa Mesa. 

When reaching our goal of 50 people for each taping, GHH will receive a $1000 donation per taping.

Each participant will raise $20, which is enough to feed one motel child for nearly a month!


March 17th

April 14th

May 19th

Call or email today to reserve seats for your group or organization!



(714) 636-3690


Nana's Bags Delivery: Looking for Volunteers 

Nana's Kidz Bags


GHH is looking for volunteers to help us distribute Nana's Kidz food bags!


Currently we are looking for volunteers to distribute bags of food to various sites in Tustin, Orange, Anaheim, and

Garden Grove.


This is a once or twice a month commitment, or we can add you to a 'stand-by' list.


These deliveries help provide over 254,520 meals to hungry children living in motels this year!  


Contact our office for more information about the delivery service, and about additional volunteer opportunities with GHH.

Help 'Molly' And Her Newborn Baby  

Newborn baby 


"Molly" and Patricia need your help!  


GHH heard from a local motel manager about "Molly", a young mom in her early 20's with literally nowhere to go. No shelter would take her case because she was so close to her delivery date. One shelter even told her that she would have to be out in job search 8 hrs a day until the baby came.


GHH has taken "Molly" in to our program, even though we do not typically take children. We have set her up in a nice room and are collecting supplies for the baby.


We are looking for a placement in a program that is better suited for a mom with a young baby, but this could take anywhere from 1-3 months.


On Tuesday, Feb 22, little Patricia (6 lbs, 7oz!) was welcomed into the world and is resting comfortably with mom at GHH.


Please consider making a donation to GHH to provide food, shelter, case management, group and  individual counseling, wardrobe assistance, job search assistance, and a lot of prayer.


A monthly scholarship would be $500 per month to provide her with all the help listed above.


United Way

Northgate Market

Summit Events Catering

A&S Printing


Join Our Mailing List

Bruno Serato and Nana's Kidz 

Bruno provides $30,000 check to Nana's Kidz program


 Bruno & Je'net



GHH has been recently blessed with a $30,000 check from Bruno Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House! This money will directly fund the children in our Nana's Kidz Program, providing them with meals and after-school programs.


In 2005, Bruno and his mother, Caterina, visited the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, where his mother noticed that there was a 6-year old boy eating potato chips for dinner, because his family couldn't afford a proper meal. Caterina insisted that Bruno make some pasta for the child. They soon realized that there were many more of these hungry 'motel children', so Bruno begun making pasta for 72 children, 5 nights a week. By 2008, Bruno had expanded to feeding nearly 250 kids, 7 nights a week.

By collaborating with GHH, Bruno is pleased that he will be able to serve even more motel children through the Nana's Kidz program. His generous donation will provide over 87,600 meals to the children in our Nana's Kidz Program!


Festival of Hearts: April 3rd

 3rd Annual Festival of Hearts

Roosters Foundation

Grandma's House of Hope cordially invites you to join us as we honor those of you who have been instrumental in the foundation of this organization. We welcome you, as our guests, to a recognition luncheon hosted by Bruno Serato of the Anaheim White House.                                      

Home is Where the Heart Is Award

 Law Offices of Snell and Wilmer

Institute for Advanced Studies

A&S Printing

Summit Events Catering


Community of Faith Award


Breast Cancer Angels


Volunteer of the Year

 Susan Munsell

Susanna Szkalak


Student Ambassador of the Year

 Taylor Solomon (OCHSA)



The Anaheim White House

887 South Anaheim Blvd. 

Anaheim, CA 92805


Sunday, April 3nd, 2011

12:30PM to 3PM


              Lunch and refreshments will be served!


Suggested donation: gift cards of any amount 

                     For our shelter program and motel children outreach


RSVP to (714) 636-3690 

or email


        Donations to Our Shelter

                   Shelter Wishlists



 Household items



One easy way to support GHH is to donate common food and household items. Your donated items are given to our shelter locations for our ladies. Plan a food or supply drive with your family, friends, office workers, church community  or school group!

Current wishlist :
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Depends for women
  • Ground coffee
  • Small coffee grinder
  • Dairy products - milk, cheese, eggs
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Canister set
  • Toaster
  • Set of Silverware
  • Dish soap
  • Printer paper
  • Printer inks: Lexmark black 36XL & Lexmark color 37XL
  • Printer inks:  HP 920 XL
  • Gift Cards of any amount
Please contact our office for ideas or to arrange to drop off items. 
(714) 636-3690



GHH Would Like to Honor our 

"Residents of the Month" 


Norma contacted GHH through a referral from another D.V. Shelter.  Now that she is at GHH, Norma says, "I just want to serve the Lord and be a service to Him and His word by sharing the word anywhere and with everyone.  GHH makes it all possible; I'm so blessed!" 


Her favorite thing about GHH is all the heartfelt hearts in this place and the encouragement everyone gives to one another. "The women in here are amazing and it's so nice to be here and know you have such support," she says. Norma says that there are so many things she loves about GHH, it's hard to just pick one! 


Norma feels 'awesome' about being picked for resident of the month. She sees it as a blessing, and is very grateful. "It's just so nice to have what you do be recognized as being helpful and not nosey around here! I just want to help people."
Norma spent her gift card by going to Wal-Mart and buying a few necessities.





Francis came to GHH because she was laid off, and continues her efforts to look for work. She says that it's nice to know that she's in a safe place at night. 

Francis was very excited about being picked for resident of the month. "I didn't know I was going to win. I had no clue at all. I never win anything!" she exclaimed.


Her favorite thing about GHH is the fellowship of all the women coming together and supporting one another. For her, the best part of living at the house is being able to get together with women at the dinner table and have a good time. 


   Intern of the Month

    Julia Kieu Phan


 Julia Kieu Phan 


Julia met our Founder, Je'net Kreitner in Fall 2008 while interning in Washington, D.C. She gave Je'net a tour of Capitol Hill, and because of Julia's background in volunteerism, they innately connected. Upon Julia's return to Orange County, she contacted Je'net with interest to work with Grandma's House of Hope. Julia was GHH's very first intern, and she ended up launching GHH's internship program. She formerly coordinated volunteers for Nana's Kidz food packing and other GHH projects. She is now currently serving on GHH's Board of Directors.


Julia recently graduated from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. 


Interested in becoming an intern with GHH?  Click here for more information.

The Gift of Reading

GHH Receives Book Donations


 Sheltering Books Inc 

 GHH was blessed with boxes of books from

Sheltering Books, Inc.


Since 2007, Mackenzie Bearup has been collecting women and children's books and donating them to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and residential treatment centers that house children. As of January 2011, Mackenzie has delivered over 57,000 books to the various shelters across the US.


A recent study predicts that 1 in 50 children in the US will be homeless at sometime in their life.  Many of them will end up in a shelter often with just the clothes on their backs.


Mackenzie started this book drive after learning about a residential treatment center that was building a library.  She decided to donate books she no longer needed to help these children.  Then she asked friends and neighbors if they had books to donate, and her book drive took off from there.  She now receives books from people across the country.


Thank you Sheltering Books for blessing so many of our women and children!


Thank you very much for your support to Grandma's House of Hope. It is through your kindness and generosity that GHH continues to fight hunger and homelessness in Orange County. Your contribution helps enhance the lives of women and children who are struggling to survive in your own communities.

God Bless,


Je'net Kreitner

Grandma's House of Hope