Grandma's House of Hope
Our mission is to Empower the Invisible Populations of Orange County.
We say YES, when everyone else says no. 

Our vision: When our good works are done, we envision a thriving, supportive community full of caring and productive individuals where everyone has a
safe place to call home.
Did You Know?

We are certified as a 
Volunteer Service Enterprise, known for developing and partnering with volunteers to enact our mission and enhance our programs. Grandma's House of Hope partnered with over 1,130 volunteers contributing a total 7,000 of hours of service, a 40 % increase from just last year. Only 15% of non-profits nationally have this esteemed certification!

Help us grow our volunteer program!

Our Values
Love & Compassion
A faith-based approach to healing and forgiveness in a safe and hopeful environment.
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

Warm and Fuzzies

I'm thankful to "just to have a roof over my head and food in my belly and the warmth and love of the staff and all of the women."
- Mimi

Help us serve more women like Mimi! 


From the Founder...




Spring is one of our favorite seasons here at Grandma's House of Hope. After the dark and cold of winter, nature comes back to life. The colors of the flowers start to reappear, and the hard bite in the wind starts to disappear. Life begins anew. Grandma's House of Hope provides the people we serve with the tools, resources, and care needed to begin to climb out of the deepest and darkest periods of their lives and into a new beginning. We help them see the possibility of a fresh start and a new life, and we continue to be able to do so because of people like you.


We are able to show unconditional love and support to the Invisible Populations through the unwavering support of our partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. You are all amazing, and we are thankful to have the opportunity to serve with each of you!


We are eagerly anticipating the upcoming months. Our calendars are being filled with events and activities to show those that we serve that they are not alone and they are not forgotten. With your help, we look forward to continuing to work together to Empower the Invisible Populations of Orange County.


In Service,












Je'net Kreitner

Founder and Executive Director

Become a Woman of Hope Today

The Women of Hope Guild is a social-working group dedicated to Empowerment the Invisible Populations of Orange County. This group is a fundraising arm of Grandma's House of Hope, helping homeless and struggling women, children and and families. 

Contact for more information on how to get involved!
Goings-On at GHH
Students from CSUF American Medical Students Association with their Valentine's Day gifts
Give a Little Love!

Grandma's House of Hope was thrilled to receive gifts for Valentine's Day from one very special population - students! Thank you both to the third grade class of Calvary Chapel Anaheim School and to the American Medical Student Association of Cal State Fullerton! Your carefully selected gifts of bathing goodies, manicure sets, lotions, and other small gifts were so appreciated. 

When asked why they wanted to give gifts this Valentine's Day to our clients, a teacher responded, "At Christmas, the students made the season all about themselves. When is our party? Where are our gifts? I decided I would not allow that to happen again. I wanted the students to know that there are other people around them who need help. This time, I wanted them to learn how to give, not receive." The young students of Calvary Chapel Anaheim, along with their teachers, parents, and pastors, came to one of our homes, gave each of our clients a very special gift, and joined us in a short time of prayer and blessing for the home and our ladies in it. Thank you again for your love! Our ladies felt genuinely valued! 

Calvary Chapel 3rd Grade students
"We want to do something to make the women feel special. What can we do?" After hearing our desire bring love to the women of our Housing Program this Valentine's Day, The American Medical Students of Cal State Fullerton collected over 40 individual gifts, wrapped each one, and brought them to the ladies on Valentine's Day. Each individual who received a gift could not believe how loved they were! 

One recipient responded to the group, saying "Thank you for making me feel special!" Thank you again to both these amazing organizations - you have made our ladies feel loved!

Want to give a little love, like the CSUF students or the Calvary Chapel 3rd grade students? Find out how! Contact today!

Kind Souls Give Soles to Kids in Need


A mother happily receiving her daughter's shoes.

This February, we partnered with Payless shoes of Anaheim to provide free shoes to close to 30 children from our Nana's Kidz program and the HopeWorks Community Center! We are glad for Payless' ongoing support and partnership! The families enjoyed the special attention of being waited on, measuring their feet, and helping them find just the perfect pair of shoes. A special thank you to the two volunteers from San Antonio Catholic Church who gave up their Saturday morning to help run this wonderful event!


By showing that we care enough to help families meet their basic needs, such as food and clothing, they invite us in to help them with more. We are grateful for the partnership with businesses like Payless who help make that vision possible!


Learn more about how you can help provide a child in need with necessities like a pair of shoes, a backpack, a haircut, or school supplies. Contact us today at!

Making a Difference Behind the Scenes!

Cody, our amazing accounting/social media intern displaying a group program development project.
This spring semester, we are so happy to host over 15 interns from universities all across Orange County, such as Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Hope International, and Chapman University. 

These students are gaining real-world experience in human services while continuing to develop their educations in their majors of business, social work, or education - just to name a few.

We are proud to offer unique internships that allow the students to work directly in the field they are interested in and begin to make real contributions to our community. 

From program development to case management to human resources, our interns are building up skills they will be able to use in the real world, no matter where their paths may take them.  

Thu (left) and Hannah (right), our awesome admin/HR interns!

Thank you to all our current interns - you all have a passion for justice and service, and we know your futures are bright! 

Need to complete an internship for school credit? Get real-world experience and a fun work environment all while making a difference! Apply for an internship at Grandma's House of Hope today! Contact for more details. 
The "HWEEC-ly" News!


A Festive Celebration!

This Valentine's Day, our community center found several reasons to celebrate as a community! The HopeWorks Community Center hosted a "Happy Valentine's Day/Lunar New Year/Congratulations!" Party for the children and families at the community center, and the combination of events made the celebration even better! Seven families brought dishes to share, including handmade cupcakes from a 12 year-old resident. A teen resident and her mom co-taught a healthy cooking class for the occasion: "How to Make Eggrolls," using rice paper and healthy ingredients.  


We also took part of the time to celebrate Samar, our first Cherry Orchard resident to become a U.S Citizen! Sumar and her family fled her home country and began searching for a new place to call home that would be safe. We are now happy to say she has found that here! Welcome Home Sumar - here at Cherry Orchard, as well the U.S!


A Heart of Service

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"Alana," a 9-year old student at HWEEC, recently completed a community service project through her school's "We Care" program. Alana chose to help the community center onsite where she lives. 


Thank you Alana, for putting your heart to action and building community at Cherry Orchard. We are so proud of you!


Click on the image to the right to see how Alana is making a difference!

Upcoming Events


Volunteer Orientation


We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join the Grandma's House of Hope team! 


If you are interested in finding out how you can be involved, please RSVP for our next Volunteer Orientation: Thursday, March 19th, 4:00-5:00 pm


Email for more information or to RSVP!

Drink Coffee for a Cause!


We are thrilled to announce our continued partnership with CauseKups! This month, they will continue to donate 40% of the proceeds of their product back to Grandma's House of Hope. Be sure to order your cups today!


Make a Difference Just by Voting! 

This month, you can make a difference at Grandma's House of Hope just by voting! Throughout the entire month of March, when you register and vote daily for Grandma's House of Hope, we will receive a share of up to $2 Million for advertising with the Orange County Register. This will allow us to continue to let people know who we are, what we do, and how they can get involved!




Go to
to vote today!

Grandma's Wishlist


We are so grateful for all of the donations you continue to give to help Grandma's House of Hope keep thriving! 


Here is what we are looking for as we move into this next year!

Large 100% Juice Bottles (Grape is a Favorite!)
Yoga Mats for Exercise Classes
Gift Certificates to Jiffy Lube
Materials for Florist Classes
Skilled Volunteers to teach "How-To" workshops

Nana's Kidz
Canned Fruit
Healthy Snacks
Meals-in-One (Beef Ravioli, Canned Tuna, Beef Stew, etc.)
Individual 100% Juices
Peanut Butter
Women's Housing Program
Bus passes (day/month)
Daily Planners 
Board Games/Decks of Cards
Individual Shower Caddies
Cloth Mattress Covers
Can Openers
Cheese Graters
Paper Goods
Bath Towels
 - Newborn
 - Size 1
 - Size 3
Lawn Mower
High Chairs

  For more information about our programs or how you can help,
visit our website, email us at  
or call us at (714) 558-8600.
Board of Directors
Je'net Kreitner 
Board President
Executive Director
Robert Ahlke
Board Chair
Ahlke Construction 
Denise Voss
Board Secretary
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Stacy Carr-Susor
Board Treasurer
Financial Analyst
Capital Group Companies

Pat Kreitner 
MTCF Foster Parent
Virginia DePaola
Wells Fargo Bank 

Dr. Ja-Hong Kim
UCLA School of Medicine
Deacon Doug Cook
San Antonio de Padua
Catholic Church 
Paula DeLong
Telecommunications Administrator

Donna Schuller
Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Author, Speaker
Healthy Family, Happy Life 

Matthew Evans
Financial Advisor
AXA Advisors 
Annabelle Cruz
GHH Graduate 
Betty Ashley
 Operational Risk Analyst
Wells Fargo Dealer Services 
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