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174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805
(Mailing Address)

1505 E. 17th St. #116
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(Business Office)


(714) 558-8600
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.


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Thank you
Santa Ana & Tustin Chambers!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

was A Great Success!      

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Executive Director Je'net Kreitner & Executive Asst. Lori Solomon

cut the official ribbon. 

Also pictured - board members

Trina Norman & Sean Phillips



The ribbon cutting ceremony for our new business office was a hit! 


Many people came out to our Santa Ana office to see our new location and learn more about GHH.


Thanks  to Summit Events ,

Alt-Senior Photography,


 Orange County High School of The Arts for providing food, entertainment and photography services for the event.  Thanks to the Tustin and Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce for hosting and sponsoring the event!

 Did you miss the ceremony?

Please contact our office for information about our programs and how you can become part of helping Women & Children in Orange County!

(714)  558-8600


Cruise The Marina for the Christmas Boat Parade    
Ahlke Yauch

Our newest board member

Robert Ahlke, is offering a wonderful holiday opportunity to GHH!

 A private party marina cruise for 10 guests aboard his 60ft yacht to view the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade!


Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 103rd Annual Newport Beach

Christmas Boat Parade,

 Friday, December 16th





Highest bidder will be notified on December 9th


If you're interested in placing a bid, please contact our office at

 (714) 558-8600.

Sleep Out 2012  

Sleep Out 2012  

GHH invites you to  "Sleep Out" in solidarity for homeless youth! 


Every year thousands of people come together carrying hand-painted banners and candles, singing songs of hope, and reading poetry and testimonials from coast to coast. 

 This year Grandma's House of Hope would like to spread  awareness in Orange County so that no homeless person will ever be forgotten!


 This is about spending the night outside to raise awareness about and funds for homeless people. By doing this, you will experience a tiny bit of what it is like to be homeless, sleeping in cardboard boxes or sleeping bags.

 By choosing to sleep out for just one night, you'll understand what 2,000,000 kids in the United States will suffer this year. 


Please pick a date and we will help you arrange for this wonderful awareness and fundraising opportunity!

United Way
Summit Events CateringA&S PrintingOneOC

  Battle of The Dance Theatre       

  Save On Moving


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Holiday Drive for GHH 

Holiday Drive for GHH

Help bless women in crisis and hungry children in

Orange County by donating food, goods,

or your time and talent this holiday season! 


Your donations this holiday season support uniquely challenged women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County. 


Items and skills we're interested in include:

  • Gift cards (small amounts - $10 to $20) for various stores: Payless Shoestore, Walmart, Target, fast food, and grocery stores are a few suggestions 
  • Movie tickets and unwrapped, new toys (for our annual Nana's Kidz Christmas party and distribution) 
  • Women's gifts: makeup, toiletries, costume jewelry, and slippers are a few suggestions
  • Men's gifts: mini tool sets, flashlights, and Home Depot gift cards.
  • Gift wrapping supplies: tape and Christmas gift wrap
  • Skills with hair and makeup (to pamper our shelter ladies with a holiday makeover)
  • Food & preparation time (cooks and chefs wanted!) for a  meal or Christmas lunch on Dec. 22nd
  • Items & wrapping expertise for Christmas baskets (gifts for our shelter ladies)
  • Toilet, paper towels, tissues  (we always need this for our shelter sites!)
  • General non-perishable food items 
  • Shelter "clean up days" 

Contact our office at (714) 558-8600 (ask for Lori)

 or if you are interested in helping GHH out this holiday season!

Local Brownie Troop Hosts Toy Drive for GHHGirl Scout Toy Drive


Girl Scout Brownie Troop HBSU1 recently hosted a Toy Drive for GHH by holding a
"Friendship Skate Party" in Fountain Valley!

These girls are a few from a group of over 40 troops in the Huntington Beach Service Unit who collected lots of new unwrapped toys for GHH.   

All the girls agreed that it was a fun way to help children that don't have as much as they do. 



Are you part of a wonderful community organization?

Please check out our website or contact our office to plan a special food or toy drive for the holidays!

(714) 558-8600

"Dare to Dream"

Magical Mystery Show

Dazzled the Audience!

Dare to Dream Magic Show 

 October 22nd, 2011 marked GHH's

  1st Annual Magical Mystery Show -"Dare to Dream", which provided over 500 underprivileged men, women, and children a wonderful and magical experience.    

  Thanks to Carson Entertainment and magician

Garry Carson for donating his time and awesome performance. His talented performing family provided  an afternoon of "suspended reality" to everyone in attendance at

 "The Battle of the Dance Theatre"

located in Anaheim CA


 The grand-prize drawing, which included a one-night stay at the Hyatt -Anaheim in a "Kidz Suite" and
 4 park hopper passes for Disneyland was won by a family living in a local Anaheim Motel!

Nana's Kidz at the Magic Show! 

 A special "Thank You" goes out to  

Wells Fargo Foundation,

Disneyland Resorts, Concourse Bowling  and  other individual sponsers & donors.

Among those in attendance:

Santa Ana "PAAL" Project (pictured above)

 "Project Say" ,

El Modena Community Center,

The El Dorado & Valencia Motels, Step House Recovery, Illumination Foundation, One Desk Foundation,

"Project Hope", The Friendship Shelter,  

 O.C. Interfaith Shelter.


Please consider sponsoring this project next year so more children can experience a magical day!



 Home For The Holidays!

Graduation Day at GHH  


 GHH is pleased to announce that 3 of the ladies in our transitional housing program will successfully graduate in the coming weeks -- using the holiday season and the upcoming new year as a perfect time to restart their lives again. 


  Sharon is graduating from GHH after 2 years.  While in our program, she secured her Social security benefits saw a dentist for the first time, went to her first live play & TV taping, conquered her fear of the ocean , and is currently mastering various computer programs!  Sharon will be celebrating her 64th birthday in December by moving into senior permanent affordable housing!   


  Andrea was able to get treatment and services needed for her last round of radiation for breast cancer.  GHH has been a place for her to heal through supportive services such as counseling, case management, and work force development.  She is doing well physically and  mentally and is now ready to gain employment.  She is moving into an apartment with her sister with the hopes of being reunited with her son.  


 Karen, while at GHH has been able to stabilize and ensure that her cancer has not spread.  She connected to breast cancer patient services, was able to get her car repaired and find permanent supportive housing.  Karen will be reunited with her 4 children for a very

 Merry Christmas! 


   GHH Featured on 

KTIE am 590 Radio!  

Rhonda Sciortino

Author of

"From Foster Care to Millionaire" 

Rhonda Sciortino launches new radio talk show.

Our Executive Director was her first guest!

Listen to the live radio taping from Nov. 6thy  



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