|Our missionis to provide compassionate and uplifting transitional care for women in crisis and hungry children in Orange County.
Our vision is to provide a safety net for uniquely challenged and under-served women and children through love, hope, and spiritual healing.
Love and Compassion: A faith-based approach to healing and forgiveness in a multi-generational community.
Respect and Acceptance: A non-judgmental celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of humankind.
Honesty and Integrity: An ethical approach to supporting personal growth and family values.
Grandma’s House of Hope Background
From 2004-2012, GHH has evolved from a small emergency shelter, to a campus-model Housing Program serving over 100 women each year. GHH particularly welcomes hard-to-place cases, for example homeless women struggling with breast cancer, disabled seniors and human trafficking survivors. Recently GHH added Hope Works! offering workforce development services to program participants. GHH also offers the Nana’s Kidz program which serves over 300,000 meals annually to nearly 500 children living in homeless conditions. In 2011 GHH was honored to meet the high-standards of the Orange County United Way and begin a 3-year partnership with them. Also in 2011, GHH moved their offices to The Village shared-spaces project in Santa Ana. GHH staff has since grown and, and most recently, was pleased to welcome two full time AmeriCorps VISTA members to the team. 2011 also brought the dedication of a 6-bedroom home as the Healing House for those women in the pgoram in particular need of physical, as well as emotional, healing. As the only housing program in the County that provides specialized services to women facing breast cancer, GHH was awarded the Cal Optima Safety Net Award. In 2012 GHH is implementing a Rapid-ReHousing program with the City of Santa Ana Emergency Solutions Funding.