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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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Board Members

Je'net Kreitner 
Executive Director and co-Founder
Grandma's House of Hope

Patrick Krietner
Co-Founder - GHH
Freeman Decorating
Sean Phillips
Board Treasurer & Secretary
Wells Fargo

Lori Torres
GHH Chairman of The Board
The Irvine Company
Apartment Communities

Patricia Grissom
Experian Interactive Group
Virginia Hall
New American Funding

Trina Norman

Ferdie Santos
I Q Risk Insurance Services
GHH welcomes new staff member!
 Tobi Aclaro, 
Nana's Kidz & HopeWorks!


 Since 2000, Tobi Aclaro has worked for both corporate and nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing poverty, education, and anti-human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation of children. Key to her passion: raising awareness, connecting resources, and working toward systemic change! Tobi is a member of the Peace & Social Justice Ministry, San Antonio de Padua Church and its affiliation with Orange County Congregation of Community Organizers (OCCCO). She is also on the  Board of Directors for the Orange Diocese Council of Catholic Women (ODCCW).


In January, Tobi joined GHH as the Program Director of Nana's Kidz and HopeWorks! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University.

Welcome Tobi!

 Volunteer Opportunities



Interested in helping the working poor and our shelter clients polish their skills and find jobs? We're looking for great, skilled volunteers to assist and train clients through our workforce development program/computer lab. Best times: late afternoons/early evenings, in north Orange County.  

Contact Tobi Aclaro: 


United Way 
A&S Printing









Roosters Foundation 



Santa Storage 





A word from our founder


 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


Save The Date!   

GHH Celebrates Our

5th Annual

"Journey Through  

Hope & Healing"

 May 31st, 2012


"Orange County United Way"  

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Accepting the 2012

"Spirit of Hope" Award

 Max Gardner

President and CEO 

Orange County United Way


Please join us for an exciting evening

of dinner, dancing

   a silent and live auction  

at the beautiful  

Turnip Rose Grand Newport Plaza!


  Register Today!!    


Call 714-558-8600 ext 3

for more information.  


$65,000 Gift From
Klein Family Foundation
Once again this year, the
Klein Family Foundation has generously given a $65,000 grant in support of Nana's Kidz.
This program provides weekend and summer nutritional support for homeless children living in motels and other homeless conditions. 
Since the program began in 2007, GHH 
has provided over 587,000 meals to 
more than 1000 hungry children. 
Thank you Klein Family!! 
Love Is In The Air
Mariner's Church and GHH
bring Valentines cheer tochildren and their families!   
  little girl
Children making cards for their parents  
   On February 11th, more than
100 children and their families
enjoyed a day of arts and crafts together
Volunteers from Mariner's Church helped 
the children make Valentines cards for their family members and served
hearty meal.
 As a special treat, each child was able 
to choose a pair of donated pajamas 
    given by St. Johns Lutheran Church   

Our thanks goes out the many volunteers who made this day special! 
 Students from St. Johns Lutheran School in Orange hosted a pajama drive for the children living in two local motels. Because of their efforts 103 children are sleeping more warmly this winter.

Sharing the Love 

Volunteers from Chinese Baptist Church writing Valentine's  


In February, ladies at  

Chinese Baptist Church  

created beautiful Valentines' gifts  for the clients at  Grandma's House of Hope transitional shelter.   

Each gift was crafted with care, and accompanied by handwritten notes .  

In addition, GHH staff was invited to a potluck luncheon to present an overview of our programs.


 "The best gifts of all are those that

come from the heart."


 To the ladies of Chinese Baptist Church:

Our residents thank you from the

bottom of their hearts!


Irvine Company


  $12,000 Gift  

Irvine Company employees  Irvine Company employees participated in a silent auction which GHH was the chosen non-profit recipient of the money raised.

Over  $12,000 was donated from this party in support of

Grandma's House of Hope.

Their generous contribution will support programs and services that benefit uniquely challenged women in crisis

  hungry children in Orange County 


Our sincerest thanks goes out to our 

Board Chair, Lori Torres, for helping

to coordinate the joint effort and to all

of the employees who dedicated resources to help those in need!! 

Grandma's House of Hope is always looking for donations of food and 
other necessities.

 This month we
are in desperate need of:

Peanut Butter      Beef Stew 
Beef Ravioli     Canned Fruit  
Volunteer Drivers
(Adopt A Lady Program)
Easter Baskets 
 Mother's Day Gifts
Personal Hygiene Items
Toilet Paper  
 All foods should be nonperishable and in non-breakable containers (no glass please!).


 Please contact Gina at (714) 558-8600 or

 for more information or to

schedule a food delivery.