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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


 Save The Date!


white dove test 

Grandma's House of Hope
4th Annual

"Journey Through Hope and Healing"


Sunday, October 2, 2011
3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Anaheim White House Restaurant


Holiday Silent Auction Boutique

Featuring Unique Gifts Created By Local Vendors

Cost is $40 per person, and $50 after October 7th.
 RSVP is suggested by Oct. 1st.

 For Reservations or to donate a piece of artwork:

Call (714) 558-8600

or e-mail ghhoffice@gmail.com 



 Volunteer Opportunities 


Fabulous Facebook Friday!

Find us on Facebook & watch us grow! 

Ask your friends to "like" us today!


Nana's Food Bag  packing  
Aug 6, 2011

10 am - 1 pm
St. Anslem's Church Parking  Lot
13091 Galway

Garden Grove 92844


TBN Filming 

September 8, 2011

Be part of a   


3150 Bear St.

Costa Mesa 92626

For more details on these and many other volunteer opportunities, check out our events calendar at



Remember to ask your friends to "like" us today  


United Way



Northgate Market
Summit Events Catering

A&S Printing 




Santa Storage 







Save On Moving 





 Industry Event Services 

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Wells Fargo Supports

"Nana's Kidz!"  
Wells Fargo  

Board member Sean Phillips 

Vice President / Senior Relationship Manager at

Wells Fargo West Coast, presents Lori Solomon,

Executive Assistant & Events Manager at GHH a $10,000  check in support of our "Nana's Kidz" Program   

which provides nutritional support to hungry children living in local motels .  Most recently, GHH started an after school "Kidz Klub" and "Workforce Development"  computer class on site at the ElDorado Inn.

Our "Back To School" outreach events are coming up on August 13th, 20th &  27th which are a great opportunity to volunteer! 

GHH Ladies "Walk the Walk" and
"Talk the Talk"!


                  United Way Walk

   Saturday, June 25th was an incredible morning! 

 More than 2,400 walkers and four bands gathered at the

 Angels Baseball Stadium in Anaheim, California, to raise funds and awareness against poverty in Orange County

Called "United We Walk" the event was coordinated by

United Way of OC and other community sponsors. 

 Approximately $150,000 was raised to benefit local nonprofit partners helping others who just need a chance at life.

GHH is one of these partners!  

GHH residents not only participated by walking but many shared their stories, strength and hope about how 

Grandma's House of Hope has helped them to achieve a new chance at life.  

Check out some of the

Workforce Development

Success Stories
"Hope Works!" 
"God can do immerasurebly more than we could or imagine".
"I Can Support Myself!" 
I came to to Grandma's House of Hope in April of this year from an abusive marriage and had to leave my home. I was only working a temporary job at the time and it ended in September of 2010, and couldn't find work.   Always having a job or falling right into one, I had never been unemployed for more then a month and never had to use a resume.  Julia in our "workforce development" program helped me with preparing a resume, cover letter and job applications. Putting me through some mock interviews gave me the edge I needed.
 My job search went  for 3 months and now I have a great job!  It is permanent dispatching job for an ambulance company. "I can support myself!"  I am forever grateful for Grandma's House for their dedication, love and hard work!  Thank you so much for helping me..I will never forget you or how I got here!



 First Paycheck in 2 1/2 Years!


 When asked about GHH and what is one unique aspect of the program Elizabeth responded. "I heard about GHH by calling 211. After speaking with Je'net, I knew that this was the program I needed to be in at that time. What made the most impression was the length of time I could stay to get on my feet again.

While I've been at GHH I have seen more services added that I could use. For example: "If anyone needed clothes for an interview they could just go into the wardrobe closet and get what they needed at no cost. Everything is gently used." A couple of months ago Elizabeth was put in charge of organizing the wardrobe closet making sure all the clothes were sorted, cleaned and pressed, This last month her hard work paid off. Elizabeth was hired by Goodwill to do exactly the same thing for them that she was doing for GHH. She recently recieved her

 1st paycheck in nearly 2 1/2 years! 

   Intern of the Month

    Aja Hopkins


Aja Hopkins


Aja graduated from Cal State Fullerton majoring with a Bachelor of Arts in Animation
She has worked with the Revlon Walk/Run - for Breast Cancer, Kamans Art Shoppes, Twin Palms Adult Daycare and most recently as a Facepainter at Knotts Berry Farm.
While at GHH she was an integral part of preparing for

"The Festival of Hearts" an annual recognition banquet.  "I was interested in Grandma's House of Hope for an internship because of the family dynamics. 

 It's Christian based and there is such diversity but with a common heart" 


    Interested in becoming an intern?  Call us at (714)  558-8600 or e-mail


St. Jude and GHH

work together in job training




The St. Jude Brain Injury Network is a non-profit program that provides long-term planning and support services for adults 18 years and older living in Orange County who have experienced an external force traumatic brain injury (TBI) The network is grant-funded by the California State Department of Rehabilitation and a program of St. Jude Medical Center.

Recently GHH has had the privilege to become a partner in order for qualified clients to get hands on volunteer opportunities with job training skills while under qualified supervision, who performs a vocational skill evaluation.

Thank you St Jude for bringing such a wonderful volunteer to our office!  With the joint effort ,
 we completed our
"Food Drive Packet Project! "
Click hereto find out more about their services!

Food Drive Fun!



A Great way to support GHH is to host a food drive! Your donated items will help provide children in our Nana's Kidz program with healthy meals, or will be 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


Our How to Run a Food Drive packet covers many topics, including:

  • Basic Steps on Getting Started
  • Setting Goals
  • Creating Themed Food Drives
  • Ideas to Promote and Advertise Your Food Drive
  • Fun Ideas on Hosting Your Food Drive
  • Encouraging Participation through Contests and Competitions
  • Ideas of Groups That Can Host a Food Drive!

Avaliable to download on our website!



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