Contact us at:
1505 E. 17th St. #116
Santa Ana, CA 92705
174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805
Grandma's House of Hope would like to thank the following organizations for their recent giving and their continued support:
$20,000 in support of Nana's Kidz
$500 in support of Nana's Kidz
$1000 in support of Nana's Kidz
$721 as a special offering for GHH
for their donation of 420 peaches!
their continued support.
UPS for inviting us to their
Annual United Way Agency Fair.
Grandma's Helpers in July:
Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church, Mesa CA
Hope Center OC
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 women and children through hope, love, and spiritual healing.
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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GHH Internship Opportunities
New internship opportunities have been posted on our website. There are many opportunities to help in our office while earning college credit!
Interested in helping the working poor and our shelter clients polish their skills and find jobs?
We're looking for 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:
Grandma's House of Hope is always looking for donations of food and other necessities.
This month we
are in desperate need of:
Beef Ravioli Beef Stew
Kid Friendly Healthy Cereal
All foods should be nonperishable and in non-breakable containers.
(no glass please!)
For more information or
to schedule a food delivery
please contact our office at:
GHH Chairman of The Board
The Irvine Company
Board Treasurer & Secretary
Executive Director and co-Founder
Grandma's House of Hope
Co-Founder - GHH
Local Union 831
Automobile Club of Southern California
Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman
Hope Center Church of Christ
IQ Risk Insurance Services
Deacon Doug Cook
San Antonio de Padua
A word from our founders
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.
Je'net and Patrick Kreitner
Grandma's House of Hope
|Swing into Fall:
A Golf Tournament for Hope:
August 20, 2012
Where: The Exclusive Coto De Caza Golf Course
25291 Vista Del Verde
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
Time: 8:00A.M. (9:00 A.M. Shotgun start)
Cost:$150 per person
(Includes: Driving range practice balls & breakfast burritos and beverages)
Hurry! There are only 144 slots available! Sign up your foursome today by donating online through the events page on our website or by calling our office. $60 of each ticket will benefit GHH!
The tournament will be sponsored by Dixon
, the creator of the first eco-friendly golf ball.
Prizes include: one dozen Dixon Earth golf balls for every participant, an Amateur Endorsement Package for one lucky player, and much more!
Opportunity Drawing includes a 40" LCD HDTV!!!
Her journey through hope and healing.
Beth was raised by an abusive mother who separated from her father when she was five years old. Beth was verbally and physically abused with no advocate. When she was able to decide, she left her mother's house and moved in with her grandmother. She hoped this would be a better situation, but that was not the case. Beth's grandmother also abused her as well as neglected her health needs. Beth was diagnosed with diabetes and regular dialysis treatments were required, her grandmother either reluctantly took her to her treatments or neglected them all together. After years of abuse, Beth was encouraged - by a close friend - to get out of this situation. After legal intervention, Beth was referred to GHH. Beth says, "When I was in a very dark place, Grandma's House kept me safe." While in the program, Beth's close friends encouraged her to connect with her father whom she hadn't seen in 16 years. After three short months Beth met her father who she hadn't seen since she was five years old. Now Beth lives with her father and is being taken care of physically and emotionally. Beth's story is the epitome of a journey through hope and healing.
*Name changed for security reasons.
Welcomes Two New VISTAs!
Thanks to the hard work of the GHH grant writers, GHH won a grant to receive two AmeriCorps VISTAs every year for the next three years. Our first two began July 13th.
What is an AmeriCorps VISTA?
Authorized in 1964, VISTAs were created to help build capacity at non-profit organizations in the U.S. Under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act, the purpose of a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) is to strengthen and supplement efforts to eliminate and alleviate poverty.
Meet our first VISTAs!
Emily is from Redlands, CA with a
Bachelors degree in Legal Studies and Spanish and a Masters degree in International Studies both from Chapman University.
Why did you become a VISTA?
I became a VISTA because I really wanted to get involved with a non-profit organization in my community, hoping that I would get to practice and work on my Spanish skills and AmeriCorps has such incredible projects and benefits for its VISTAs that it seemed like a great fit.
After the interview with GHH, I realized the women working here have such compassion and commitment to bettering the community in which they live that it became contagious, I wanted to be a part of this.
Krystal is from Pomona, CA with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from
Concordia University, Irvine
Why did you become a VISTA?
I became a VISTA because I wanted to take an active role in abolishing homelessness and ultimately poverty. My neighbors are hurting and I can't just cover my eyes.
I adore the mission and vision of GHH. I completed my senior internship here a little over a year ago and when I discovered this position recently, I had to apply. Orange County is in desperate need of an organization like GHH and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
Want to Help?
Ways to give to GHH in the coming months.
Sponsor a child!
For just $35 a month you can sponsor a child to have meals over the weekend, when free and reduced price school lunches aren't an option.
Host a food drive!
GHH is always looking for an enthusiastic group to host a food drive. The food you collect feeds hungry children right here in Orange County.
Make welcome baskets!
Transitioning into our facilities can be a scary time for some women. Create welcome baskets to help our newest ladies feel loved and at home.
Collect gift cards!
We can always use gifts cards of all sorts (i.e. grocery stores, Starbucks, movie passes, etc.) to distribute during the holidays or as gifts to celebrate program milestones.
First Annual Safe Harvest Event!!!
Providing a safe environment on October 31st for children who are living in local Anaheim motels.
Activities include: Face painting, game booths, balloon artist, crafts and live magic show starring...
LAS VEGAS ILLUSIONIST GARY CARSON!
...and yes! there will be lots of candy!
When: October 31st from 4:00 P.M. - 8:30P.M.
Where: West Anaheim Youth Center
320 S. Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
Want to help?
Contact our office for more info.
Nana's Kidz Starts a New Summer Program
Nana's Kidz serves nearly 500 homeless children more than 300,000 nutritious meals annually in Orange County. The
program also meets other basic needs, providing school supplies, after-school tutoring and, for the first time ever, a summer program.
GHH has partnered with School on Wheels to provide tutoring services and curriculum and with Kid's Cafe (a program by Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County) to provide lunch for the kids. Summer Kidz Club is run Monday through Friday from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. The kids are split into two age groups. Ages 10 and under are taught and given a time to do crafts and play games in the morning, the same is done in the afternoon for ages 11 and up. Summer Kidz Club provides a safe and productive alternative for summer childcare. As needs are met and hope rises, so does the likelihood that a youngster will be safe and flourish, be successful in school and reduce the risk of being lured into gang activities.