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:
The Lloyd E. and Elisabeth H.
Klein Family Foundation
in support of Nana's Kidz Program
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
$1,500 and food
in support of Nana's Kidz Program
The Dhont Family Foundation
$1,500 in support of GHH programs
100 holiday food boxes
for Nana's Kidz families.
The Fruit Guys
539 pieces of fresh fruit.
Endress + Hauser Conducta, Inc.
1,500 pounds of food in support of Nana's Kidz Program
Beach Cities Quilters Guild
12 Quilts created for the women in
The Healing House.
their continued support.
Grandma's Helpers in December:
Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County
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:
Small Juice Boxes
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
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
Festival of Hearts Event!
Human trafficking is modern day slavery "a global phenomenon that involves obtaining or maintaining the labor or services of another person through the use of force, fraud, or coercion." Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic - and is quite prevalent right here in Orange County.
|Human Trafficking Stories - Irena|
At this event you will hear the emotional stories of human trafficking survivors, and how we need to think "outside of the box" in our approach to helping them heal.
"The Man Who Listens to Horses"
Monty Roberts is an award-winning trainer of championship horses, best-selling author, Hollywood stunt man, foster dad to 47 children (in addition to three of his own) and creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~UP!
Debbie Roberts Loucks, daughter of Monty Roberts, will be the speaker at this year's Festival of Hearts Luncheon. Debbie will share innovative approaches to holistic healing. Debbie runs the multi-dimensional and international family business from offices on Flag is Up Farms.
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2012
Location: Hilton - Costa Mesa
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tickets: $65 Luncheon only
$75 Luncheon and VIP Reception
To RSVP: Call our office
For more stats on Human Trafficking click here:
GHH Receives a
$65,000 Grant for
Nana's Kidz Program!
The Lloyd E. and Elisabeth H. Klein Family Foundation awarded Grandma's House of Hope a $65,000 grant to fund our Nana's Kidz Program!
The mission of The Klein Family Foundation is to empower disadvantaged youth toward improved life achievement through: encouragement, education and emotional support - which will enable them to live a successful life and, thus, contribute to a peaceful world.
GHH is honored to have been selected as a beneficiary of this grant. The funds from this grant will help us to further our mission of providing compassionate and uplifting transitional care for uniquely challenged women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County.
KLEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION:
EMPOWERING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH
Record Number of Volunteers for
Nana's Kidz Christmas Party!!
It is no secret that nonprofits depend heavily on the efforts of volunteers year round. At Grandma's House of Hope we understand that the work we do is made possible only through the generosity and hard work of volunteers all over Orange County. This past holiday season GHH reached out to our community, for volunteers for the Nana's Kidz Christmas Party, and received support like never before!
Shortly after our Holiday Volunteer Opportunities were posted our phones rang unceasingly with calls from people with free time and big hearts. Within days we had reached our maximum capacity of volunteers for the event and those that called afterward sought alternate ways to support us!
The day of our Nana's Kidz Christmas Party, 93 volunteers showed up to assist us with carrying out this fantastic event! We never expected such a great turn out. To our amazing volunteers... THANK YOU!
Nana's Kidz Christmas Party:
A Tradition of Giving
On December 22nd, Grandma's House of Hope hosted it's annual Christmas Party for the Nana's Kidz program. Every year we use a large portion of the courtyard in a northern Orange County motel to host this holiday celebration. Families, who otherwise could not afford to celebrate Christmas, are given the opportunity to simply come and be together without worry.
With the help of local businesses, churches and almost 100 volunteers we were able to continue our tradition of giving back in this unique way. Families enjoyed: haircuts, gifts for children, gifts for parents, breakfast, Christmas music, quality family time and of course... a visit with Santa!
If you would like to find out how you can be a part of one of our favorite events of the year, contact our Nana's Kidz Program Director, Tobi Aclaro at 714-558-8600.
A Community of Givers
For the women in our shelter program, the holidays can be a trying time. Depending on their circumstances, they might not have family to celebrate with or the means to provide gifts or no one to receive gifts from. At GHH we make it our priority to ensure that each woman we serve gets a Christmas to remember. We do this by collecting a wish list from each lady and planning a festive Christmas party. After that we post opportunities to volunteer and give on as many outlets as we can and we encourage Orange County community members to make this holiday special for someone else.
This past holiday season we received overwhelming support and encouragement from churches, businesses and individuals from all over Orange County. We were able to provide above and beyond the ladies' expectations!
For those who donated time, funds, or gifts we thank you!
There is no way we could have made the holidays as special as they were on our own!
Intern of the Month:
This month GHH wants to honor intern Diana Santana for her efforts during the fall semester.
During the Fall of 2012 Diana served as our Graphic Design/IT Intern. Her creativity and hard work ethic were greatly appreciated in our office. We were just sorry we could not duplicate her! She is a recent graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's degree in both Graphic Design and Human Services.
During her time at GHH she helped to design brochures, ads and other marketing materials as well as hour FOH invitation. She was definitely a one-of-a-kind intern. Thank you Diana!
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.