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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)
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.


The Holiday Directory is an easy-to-use resource guide of volunteer opportunities throughout Orange County during the holiday season. Additionally, the directory will feature organizations' "wish lists" so community members can provide donations to those in need of additional support. 

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

St. Joseph Healthcare


Orange County 
Community Foundation

California Foundation for Stronger Communities

Knights of Columbus



Wells Fargo 


Sam's Club 


 Breast Cancer Solutions, OC United Way, Community Service Programs, Telecare &
for their continued support.


Grandma's Helpers in October:


 Eli Lily & Company

Cal State University Fullerton Social Services Club


Wells Fargo


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Women's Auxiliary Group Makes 
Welcome Baskets
 For Families Moving Into Cherry Orchard!
Thank you, Women's Auxiliary Group (WAG) for creating beautiful welcome baskets for the new residents moving into "Crossings at Cherry Orchard" soon!  Thank you, SL Residential, Anaheim Supportive Housing, Inc. (ASH), St. Columban's Church ladies ministry, and WAG, for donating gifts to include in them!

 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!
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
Healthy Cereal
Peanut Butter
Canned Soups

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 


Deacon Doug Cook
San Antonio de Padua 
Catholic Church

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

Margaux Jordan

Virginia DePaola
Wells Fargo Bank

Elizabeth Colon
Program Graduate/Cancer Survivor

Denise Voss
Development Consultant

Mary Bizel
Program Graduate

 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 children and families who are struggling to survive in your own communities.  


God Bless, 


Je'net and Patrick Kreitner

Grandma's House of Hope

Elenor's Story


"A Final Tribute"


To our dear friend Elenor,


You may have lost your battle with cancer, but you were our champion in life - We will dearly miss you!

- GHH Staff & Residents

We Need YOU To VOTE Your Thanks!!! 

The Orange County Community Foundation is giving out $30,000 in grants. 

Only 6 non-profits will be awarded funds. 

VOTE HERE to Help Grandma's House of Hope win! 

Vote Now- Vote Daily - Vote Often 

Nov. 19th - Dec. 2nd.
Now Open: Two New Houses for our Ladies!!
Grandma's House of Hope is proud to announce the opening of two new housing locations in north Orange County! These new locations will allow GHH to help even more women in our community who are struggling with homelessness. If you would like to become involved in helping make these houses a home for our ladies, please feel free to call us at 714.558.8600 or send us an email.
Safe Harvest 2013 Success
   Our annual Safe Harvest Event on October 31st was likely our best event yet! With Medieval Times, City Church dancing clowns, 13 exciting game booths, face painting, balloon artists, a mad scientist show, tamales and chili and so much more, there was a lot of fun to go around! We had over 900 children and family members in attendance and with the help of many donors, enough candy to go around. 
  In addition, with the help of donors like Wells Fargo, we were able to provide hundreds of children's costumes for the event! It was such a joy to watch children walk from booth to booth in costumes we saw donated by supporters. For families living in motels, the idea of having a safe, contained, Halloween environment full of candy and toys is a dream that brought many parents to tears.
   If you would like to see more photos from the event, take a look at our "Safe Harvest 2013" album on Facebook. To find out how to get involved in next years festivities, give us a call at 
714.558.8600 or send us an email.

Ed Royce
House Committee 
Foreign Affairs Chairman
Recognizes GHH at 
Human Trafficking Hearing!
Chairman Royce Opening Statement at Hearing on International Human Trafficking
Watch the video to hear Chairman Royce's Opening Statement at Hearing on International 
Human Trafficking
  Donate a Christmas Gift for a Woman in our Program!
This holiday season, adopt a woman in our program by proving her with a scarf, a pair of gloves for when it gets chilly, and two $25 gift certificates to either Wal-Mart, Target, Starbucks or the 99 Cent Store. Make this a very special holiday season for a well deserving lady!

     The HopeWorks! program has seen great success both in our women's housing, and in the motel we serve in north Orange County. In the HopeWorks! program, volunteers and interns mentor our clients and teach them how to search for jobs, prepare resumes, practice and plan for job interviews, update computer skills, and develop other workplace-readiness skills. One recent exciting HopeWorks! development is that the motel computer lab hours have been expanded. The lab is now open six days a week!  Because of this, multiple residents have had more computer time to apply the skills learned from our interns and volunteers, and have found employment successfully!          A single mother returning to the workforce, Rachel initially felt uncertain and overwhelmed. Through building her resume and computer skills with our HopeWorks! volunteers, Rachel began to realize her potential and confidence. Using the computer lab, Rachel found herself offered not just one great job, but a second, even better one as well. She has also successfully used the lab for her long-term goals: to register for school and find financial aid to become a counselor. Rachel is very excited with the progress she has made. "I wouldn't have gotten this far without your help [in the lab]," she said. "Before I didn't even know how to look for a job; now... I want to go knock on doors and tell everyone to go find jobs in the computer lab." Rachel is just one of the multiple clients who have used our HopeWorks! program to develop valuable skills and move forward successfully. 
Host a Toy Drive! 
This holiday season, host a toy drive to collect presents for under served children living in motels in our community! Whether hosted at your church, place of work, or in other gatherings, toy drives are vital to making the holiday season successful for many families.

Intern Spotlight:
    Our HopeWorks! intern Devon, has been a wonderful asset to our team here at GHH. In her past year with us, she has exercised great compassion, willingness to learn and diligence in her work, for which we are incredibly grateful. She is well deserving of this spotlight and we will be sad to see her internship with us end in January. Here are a few words from Devon herself:

Devon at The Crossings at Cherry Orchard.
   "My internship at grandma's House of Hope has been an absolute blessing that came at just the right time in my life. Though I knew the generosity of GHH towards motel residents, shelter residents, and other in need, I had no idea of the incredible insight, direction and growth that GHH would give to me personally. When I stumbled upon the internship flyer at my community college's internship office, I was uncertain of my career path - in fact, taking a semester off school to find direction. My application was almost on a whim, really, but I knew I needed more "real-world" experience, not just academic experience. I can easily say that this ended up  being one of the most life-affecting whims that I've had.
   My continued work with Grandma's House [has introduced me to] incredible people. Despite what they'd been through, the [families living in motels] I met where so inspirational in their [optimism] and determination to find work. The stories I heard were so difficult - homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence, disability, single parenthood, cancer - yet these people care so much. They are wonderful individuals, people who love raising their children, crafting, going to church, and creating; people who are veterans, salespeople, housekeepers, students and - most of all - learners and growers. It has been my honor to teach and spend time with these people. 
   Thanks to GHH, I learned how to empower others, and through that became empowered myself."
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 $30 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.