May 2011 Newsletter
Contact Information

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

*New Phone*
 (714) 558-8600
*New Office*
1505 E. 17th St.
Santa Ana  CA 
Mission, Vision, and Values

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


Special Thanks to Harvest Club   

Harvest Club  

Earlier this year, GHH was very fortunate to receive a large donation of fresh oranges from

 The Harvest Club. We received nearly 300 lbs of oranges, which were distributed to children in our Nana's Kidz program, along with the ladies at the shelter.


The Harvest Club helps people with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables they cannot or would not harvest themselves and donate the food to organizations like GHH, with the help of volunteer harvesters.

To learn more about the Harvest Club, visit their website at  




"Make Life Worthwhile"

was the slogan accepted by the Sertoma organization in 1926. It was as good then as it is today.


The Sertoma organization has been instrumental in getting computer lab tables set up for our Workforce Development Program and installing security cameras!  Their generosity also extended to our new office located in Santa Ana where they donated  a beautiful Board Room table!


 We would like to extend our thanks to the Sertoma organization for their commitment to making the lives at GHH worthwhile! 


Check out their mission for the hearing impaired at   
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"Gesture of Love"  

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Hallmark could not compete with

Girl Scout Troop #2123

and their special gift of handmade Easter cards this year!

 Santiago Home Owner Association partnered up with the Girl Scout Troop to deliver

candy filled eggs for our ladies . Both girls and ladies felt special and blessed by this gesture of love.


Some of the girls' comments were:

"It was fun making the cards." -Molly

 "It made me feel good to make cards for them." -Olivia and Corda

"It was fun and I like making other people happy." -Kenzie

"It was fun making the cards, I think they will like them." -Chloe 


 Some of the ladies comments were:

 "Waking up to see the Easter card made my day!" 

"I was feeling kind of low on Easter and the card made me feel special!"

"I cried when I saw  the Easter eggs and cards on my bed! 

 "The Easter card and candy filled eggs made me think of my grandchildren!" 


Thank you Troop #2123!

   GHH Rocks the Night! 

  Taste of Anaheim 2011

 May 6th marked the annual "Taste of Anaheim" held at The Shops at Anaheim Garden Walk.  This was a wonderful event giving us the opportunity to help the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce by hosting a booth and offering information to guests about the programs and services offered through

Grandma's House of Hope.

Restaurants participated by offering tastes of their wonderful food and the live music was unforgettable.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers!

Save the date next May and purchase your tickets through Grandma's House ! 


Completion of OCCB Grant 

Je'net with OCCB 

The Orangewood Children's Foundation hosted a luncheon to celebrate the completion of the grants for its first cycle of the\ Orange County Capacity Building (OCCB) Grant


Among the non-profits was GHH. Since receiving the grant last summer we have been blessed with amazing progress and completion of many areas for growth 


Thanks to the OCCB Grant, the staff at The Orangewood Foundation, the consultants and service providers, GHH has made leaps and bounds as a non-profit, in such a short period of time!


Former Client Update
Dale - Former Client Update

 Dale was a resident at GHH last year--you may remember her as the mother of the bride at GHH's first wedding!

 Dale sucessfully graduated out of the program at GHH and has moved out of state.  She has since secured an apartment for herself.  She recently sent us an short email updating us about her current state:


"I miss you very much. I am doing well. Hope all is good by you and going well at Grandma's house. Tell everyone hello."

GHH Would Like to Honor our 

"Residents of the Month"



Kim & Bonnie did not wish to be photographed - but feel like these kittens! 



Kimberly:  "My favorite thing about GHH is that case management is helping me achieve my goals. Being resident of the month makes me feel very appreciated. Before coming to GHH, I was at a very desperate point in my life--I needed boundaries and freedom.

At GHH, I am learning new personal boundaries, and I have also found employment.


Bonnie:  Has built her self esteem through the love and support of the ladies in the program.  She was living on the street for two months and says "I feel I have found the family I never had"  She was very honor to be named "Resident of The Month" and plans to purchase special groceries and a new pair of shoes with the gift card she received.  

   Intern of the Month

    Saren Rem 

Saren, (pronounced like serenity), recently completed her undergraduate degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in English from Cal State Long Beach.  She stumbled upon GHH while researching for her final project ina public relations campaign management class.  Saren was immediately drawn to GHH's mission and is glad she reached out to develop a comprehensive public relations plan. 

Saren plans to find work in corporate PR while relaunching her own event planning business in the summer. 

"I love the people in the office at GHH - they are so bubbly and simply full of life. I enjoyed every minute of trying to make a difference for someone else in need.  The Nana's Kidz Program is truly unique and I am happy to have been a part of the process.

 The saying resonates very well - where there is love, there is hope and healing."  

Interested in becoming an intern with GHH? 

 Click here for more information.

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