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:
2012 Safety Net Award
$25,000 in support of
The Healing House
In support of GHH's
Back-to-School readiness efforts.
their continued support.
UPS for inviting us to their
Annual United Way Agency Fair.
Grandma's Helpers in July:
Workforce Development Program
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
Grandma's House of Hope
Local Union 831
Automobile Club of Southern California
Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman
Hope Center of Christ
Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Business Development Consultant
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
Grandma's House of Hope receives the
CalOptima Safety Net Award!
Cal Optima is a public agency that provides health care coverage for children, low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities living in Orange County. In 2004, the CalOptima Board of Directors approved an award in Honor of Mary K. Dewane to recognize organizations whose accomplishments enhance access to quality health care services for vulnerable Orange County populations.
This year CalOptima has deemed Grandma's House of Hope a worthy agency for this award. Along with being recognized as an agency who identifies and cares for invisible populations in Orange County, GHH has received $25,000 to further it's life-saving programs - such as The Healing House.
Grandma's House is honored to be recognized in this way. We want to thank CalOptima for seeing a need for our services and supporting our mission.
In Loving Memory of Marta
GHH plants a Healing Garden
Behind the first Grandma's House location, affectionately deemed The Healing House, there is a now a garden appropriately named the Healing Garden. The garden was planted in honor of a charismatic client named Marta. Marta was faced with Breast Cancer and through a series of events was faced with homelessness at the same time. In September, 2011 after a doctor referred Marta to Grandma's House of Hope, her story changed. She was given an opportunity to live in a warm, loving environment surrounded by women who understand her struggle.
Marta was an inspiration to her fellow cancer survivors as well as to the staff and board of GHH. She never, ever gave up hope. When she could fight no longer, Marta received excellent hospice care on site at the Healing House. On September 16th, 2012 Marta peacefully passed on into the loving arms of our Savior. We will all miss her.
For a donation of $100 or more, Grandma's House of Hope will mail you a personal DVD of Marta's interview and place a commemorative stone in our
Healing Garden in your name
or the name of a loved one.
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 a live magic show!!!
...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 Emily Novick at EmilyVISTA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting at the
United Way Agency Fair
In early August, United Way extended an invitation to GHH to a non-profit agency fair to be a held at a local UPS branch. We gladly accepted the opportunity to share the mission and vision of Grandma's House with more UPS employees.
We sent Nana's Kidz and HopeWorks! Program Director, Tobi Aclaro and PR & Communications VISTA Member, Emily Novick to this event. These ladies had a great time networking with other local, United Way funded non-profits as well as with the generous employees of UPS.
Events like this help Grandma's House gain exposure and supporters. We are thankful for the invitation.
Back to School
Grandma's House distributed 400 backpacks this Back to School season!
For most Orange County children Back-to-School is an exciting time to prepare for a new school year. Along with a new academic year comes new school clothes, backpacks and supplies. Unfortunately there are many youth in Orange County whose parents aren't financially able to provide them with the tools to start off a successful school year. To continue with tradition, GHH decided to partner with a few local non-profits to find out where the need was and to give backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies to children in North Orange County.
GHH hosted one Back-to-School event and supported another, hosted by the Anaheim Collaboration to Assist Motel Families, with a backpack donation, craft booth and toothpaste giveaway.
GHH is proud to have been a part of providing for local youth in need and looks forward to continuing to be a safety net for uniquely challenged and under-served children in Orange County.
"I know that we succeeded in connecting families, at the start of school, with the resources the kids need for a successful start."
- Linda S. Russell LCSW
Liaison, Project HERO
Want to Help?
Ways to give to GHH in the coming months.
Sponsor a child!
Students who rely on the
free lunch program at school go hungry on the weekends! For just $35 a month you can sponsor a motel child to have
weekend meals when the
school cafeterias are closed.
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.