Contact us at:
1505 E. 17th St. #116
Santa Ana, CA 92705
174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805
Join us for this exciting event... Featuring
Orange County School of the Arts' premier performing group MONTAGE!
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.
Grandma's House of Hope would like to thank the following organizations for their recent giving and their continued support:
Sponsors of our 2013 Backpack Outreach Event
Tustin Gateway Self Storage
for their continued support.
Grandma's Helpers in August:
Chinese Baptist Church
of Orange County
Love Hope City Church, Anaheim
H4H/ Lions Heart Club from
Beckman High School
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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!
Grandma's House of Hope is always looking for donations of food and other necessities.
This month we
are in need of:
Rosetta Stone software - ESL
Dry erase board with markers
Household cleaning items
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:
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Grandma's House of Hope
GHH Chairman of The Board
Board Treasurer & Secretary
Wells Fargo Bank
Laguna Beach Community Clinic
Deacon Doug Cook
San Antonio de Padua
Grandma's House of Hope
Real Estate Consultant
Wells Fargo Bank
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.
Je'net and Patrick Kreitner
Grandma's House of Hope
A New Home for the
Ladies at GHH!!!
Grandma's House is thrilled to announce they have opened their 3rd housing location (and 7th house!!) in Orange County. This new, 6 bedroom home will offer 13 women the opportunity to experience love, hope and healing on their way to self-sufficiency. The property will also have its own computer lab and counseling space. The role of this home in our overall program structure is as a Pre-Graduate Home. The women that live here will have already stabilized in our transitional program and have secured jobs or are going to school full time to advance their educational goals. These women are able to live together with less supervision but will still be working the full program GHH offers, including case management, counseling, and workforce development. The ladies also volunteer out in the community as a condition of their enrollment. We are looking for a name for the home... Interested in naming opportunities? Give us a call!
Hands of Hope
GHH is proud to introduce our first ever Women's Auxillary Group, appropriately named "Hands of Hope". This group of 40 women come together once a month to discuss volunteer and donation opportunities for upcoming events. They put together their own special projects for the month and have become an amazing source of support, love and prayer for GHH clients in our programs. We are incredible grateful for these selfless women and appreciate the time they spend brain-storming, jumping on opportunities and encouraging one another to love the world. If this sounds like something you, or your family member may want to get involved in, give us a call! This is a great way to get your feet wet once a month planning and supporting the invisible populations we serve!
Lends a Hand to Local Children Starting School
We are so grateful to PIMCO for their on-going support of our programs. Once again, this team of diligent, dedicated workers pulled together to not only donate 300 backpacks and grade appropriate school supplies for stuffing, but also supplied approximately 50 volunteers for stuffing and 20 for distributing the backpacks! It was incredible to watch a team of 50 PIMCO volunteers form an assembly line and stuff 300 backpacks in, get this, only 13 minutes! Now that's a proud moment for PIMCO! The Event where the backpacks were distributed was just as much of a success as the stuffing. PIMCO supplied ample pizza, salad and drinks for all as well as assisting in distributing the backpacks to nearly 300 very excited kids. GHH is beyond thrilled to be working with such a generous company. Stay tuned to find out how PIMCO lends an able hand in upcoming events!
Additional Organizations Who Contributed to Our Back to School Efforts Include:
Bingham McCutchen Law Firm
School on Wheels
City of Anaheim -
Department of Water & Power
Looking Back on a
Summer of Service
After an amazing 10 weeks with possibly the best 5 Summer Associates GHH could have asked for, we find ourselves sad to let them go at the end of their term of service. We will sincerely miss Alejandra, Elena, Alek, Odezza and Xenia as they go on to use what they learned here at GHH to do incredible things in the world. We ended their time here with a "splash" so to say and a pool party at GHH Board Member Lisa Hatfield's house.
End of summer celebration at Board Member, Lisa Hatfield's house.
Reflections from Summer Associate,
Working with Grandma's House of Hope this summer has been a very memorable experience for me. Since my first day working at Grandma's House of Hope, I knew I was going to enjoy the next two months of summer. I thought it was great that we all got along right away. To me, it felt like I had been working with everyone for a long time. I really enjoyed the first two weeks of orientation and training. Being able to tour sites and learn about all of the programs that Grandma's House of Hope offers gave me a great background of the organization. This was my first time working for a non profit organization, so I did not have any expectations or comparisons.
I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity
to work as a summer associate for the Nana's Kidz summer program. I started this position not knowing exactly how I was going to run the program. Even though I have experience working with children, I was always working as an assistant, not a leader. However after coordinating and running Nana's Kidz program this summer, I have gained the confidence to work with children in a leadership position. Nana's Kidz Club summer program was a success because children were always present, they enjoyed the fun learning activities we offered, and they each learned something new.
Overall, I learned a lot about the needs of specific low-income communities in Orange County. I think it is amazing that Grandma's House of Hope provides services for homeless children living in local motels. This experience has increased my interest in working with the community and helping people in need. I would love to continue working for other non-profit organizations. Thank you to Grandma's House of Hope and everyone involved for helping underserved communities and letting me be able to help this summer and be a part of that.
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.