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Contact us at:

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

(Business Office)

(714) 558-8600

174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805
(Mailing Address)
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Healing House video!
The Healing House
The Healing House

Grandma's House of Hope would like to thank the following organizations for their recent giving and their continued support:


SD Deacon
$2,500 in support of 
Grandma's House of Hope programs.

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
$2,500 in support of general operating support.


St. Columban Council of Catholic Women
$400 in support of Nana's Kidz.


Largest Mixer
for providing a nonprofit booth for GHH at the 
Orange County Largest Mixer.
for their continued support.

Corporate Sponsors

JTBA Properties
Ideal Direct Ad Group, Inc.
Ganahl Lumber Company
Costco Wholesale


Additional Grandma's Helpers in 
March & April:




Friends Church, Yorba Linda - Youth Group


Knights of Columbus

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.

Our values: 
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:

peanut butter

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

This month we
are in need of:

Canned fruits
Canned meats
Rosetta Stone software - ESL
Dry erase board with markers
Household cleaning items
Crayola crayons
Colored paper
Big erasers
Learning magazines

All foods should be nonperishable and in non-breakable containers.
(no glass please!)


For more information or

to schedule a delivery  

please contact our office at:


 (714) 558-8600   



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A&S Printing






Board Members


Je'net Kreitner  
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Grandma's House of Hope
Lori Torres
GHH Chairman of The Board

Christina Haupert 
Board Treasurer & Secretary
Wells Fargo Bank 
Jaime Nappi
Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Deacon Doug Cook
San Antonio de Padua 
Catholic Church

Patrick Kreitner
Grandma's House of Hope
Lisa Hatfield
Real Estate Consultant


Rosannah Leitch

Automobile Club of Southern California


Jan Ing

Program Graduate

Margaux Jordan

Elizabeth Colon
Program Graduate/Cancer Survivor

 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.  


God Bless,



Je'net and Patrick Kreitner

Grandma's House of Hope


Grandma's House of Hope Work Weekend
Racks Up Over 300
Volunteer Hours!!!

On April 20th-21st, Grandma's House of Hope hosted a massive work weekend to prepare our new shelter location for move in as well as Spring Clean our Campus Model and Healing House shelter locations. Groups from all over Orange County came to help us with these two endeavors. Some groups that were present were: Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Old Navy employees (Metro Pointe and Irvine Spectrum), and Alpha Delta Chi (a national Christian sorority at UCLA). 
There were many projects taken on during the work weekend across all of our shelter locations. 
The Healing House
Girl Scouts Troop 1433 caring for the garden 
at the Healing House.
At the Healing House groups completed a deep cleaning of the house, tended to the garden and organized the garage. Alongside the cleaning projects, a yard sale was held to help clear space, and the proceeds were put back into the GHH Transitional Housing Program.
Campus Model 
Transitional Housing
Alpha Delta Chi (UCLA) and Old Navy (Metro Pointe and Irvine Spectrum stores) at our Campus Housing.
At the Campus Model volunteers focused on Spring Cleaning the entire property. The gardens were weeded, showers were scrubbed, kitchen cabinets were scrubbed and relined, and the community room was spruced up, among many other tasks.
The New Shelter!
GHH is very fortunate to have the financial support of Precept Group in purchasing most of the furniture and necessities for our new shelter. This generous corporation donated $6,000 to help us make this house a home. In May they will be coming out to build furniture too!
Boy Scouts building IKEA furniture at our newest shelter location.
At the new shelter the Boy Scouts worked hard to help host a yard sale as well as build brand new dressers. Their hard work helped to prepare our new location for Grandma's House Hope's newest ladies! They finished 6 dressers!
Grandma's House of Hope wants to extend a huge thank you to all those who came out this past weekend to help with the various projects. There is no way that we could have gotten that amount of work done on our own. Volunteers are an integral part of Grandma's House of Hope and we are grateful for every minute spent helping to build our programs.
We can't forget to thank our ladies for their help during the work weekend! Kate made a cake for the volunteers and the ladies at the campus made appealing yard sale signs!
Thank you!
Sound like fun?
There's more work to do!
Want to help May 11th? 
Contact Krystal Minniefield at 
714-558-8600 to get more information about how you can help get our newest location ready.
GHH VISTAs Recognized 
by Mayor Tom Tait
On Tuesday April 9, 2013, the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service united mayors across the country to spotlight the impact of national service and honor those who serve.

Altogether, 832 mayors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico officially recognized the work that AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are doign to make cities better and stronger. Together, these mayors represent nearly 100 million citizens, or nearly one-third of all Americans.

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait visited Grandma's House of Hope's Campus Model shelter to take a tour of the location and recognize the GHH AmeriCorps VISTA Members. During his visit he met some of the clients served by GHH services and sat to have donuts and coffee with the VISTAs. Mayor Tait shared his passion and appreciation for service and his vision to make Anaheim the kindest, most service oriented community in Orange County.

Grandma's House of Hope wants to thank Mayor Tom Tait and his staff for supporting our efforts and for recognizing the service of our AmeriCorps VISTAs. 
Grandma's House is 
Currently Interview for VISTAs and
Summer Associates!

AmeriCorps VISTAs

Have a heart to serve the homeless? 
Do you want to have a life-changing, 
rewarding experience?
VISTAs serve a one year term of service beginning July 15 (Training: July 9-12). In return for a year of service, you'll receive many benefits:
  • A Segal Education Award ($5,500) or a post-service stipend ($1,500)
  • Modest living allowance ($1,379/month)
  • Healthcare benefits while in service
  • Childcare assistance while in service
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service
  • One year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job
  • Access to the network of VISTA & VISTA alumni (170,00 strong)
There are two positions available, click the links to see the job descriptions and more details.

AmeriCorps Summer Associates

Looking for a rewarding summer job? Want to help with our motel summer Kidz Camp? Help us plan outreach events and make new friends in the community?

Summer Associates serve a 10 week term of service beginning June 17. In return for your summer commitment, you receive benefits:
  • A Segal Education Award ($1174.60) or a post-service stipend ($500)
  • $3,206 for 10 weeks of service
To inquire about Summer Associate positions contact Krystal Minniefield @ 714-558-8600 or 
Intern Spotlight
Nana's Kidz Nutrition
by: Diana Bojin
Over 28,000 children are homeless in Orange County alone 28,000 children that might not always have a warm, healthy meal on the table after school. At Grandma's House of Hope we have a program called Nana's Kidz that works with homeless children living in motels. These families only have a mini fridge, microwave and sink in their room to prepare food. My goal as a health science/nutrition intern is
to help educate the kids about good nutrition. We show the kids how to make healthy meals by using their only resource, a microwave. Over the past few weeks I have discovered the interest the kids have in learning about food. Every Friday we bring new recipes to show the kids how to make a healthy meal. You can see how much they enjoy preparing and eating it. While we primarily teach the children about nutrition we are also working towards getting food donations so that we can, in turn, provide more food for the children. 
Want to Help?
Ways to give to GHH in the coming months.

Sponsor a child!
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!
Spirit of Hope  
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.