|Our mission: Empowering 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.
|Love and Compassion: A faith-based approach to healing and forgiveness in a safe and hopeful environment.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 (GHH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Our mission is to empower the invisible populations of Orange County. We are an Orange County-based nonprofit providing basic needs and enrichment services to women, children, and families living in extreme poverty and facing seemingly insurmountable barriers, including human trafficking, domestic violence, life-threatening illnesses, and severe mental health concerns. Our three programs — Housing Program, Nana’s Kidz, and HopeWorks! serve more than 3,500 people each year. In our work, we value love and compassion, respect and acceptance, and honesty and integrity, and every day we work toward the realization of our vision: a thriving, supportive community full of caring and productive individuals where everyone has a safe place to call home.
Grandma’s House of Hope was founded in 2004 by Je’net Kreitner and her husband, Patrick Kreitner. This was a personal journey for Je’net, having experienced an episode of homelessness herself in 1991. Her dream was to provide hope for others. In 2004, she and her husband Patrick began to house up to 10 women at a time in their Garden Grove home. They also began packing food bags for hungry children living in local motels and delivering them on weekends and organized a homeless outreach at their local church in Orange.
From these humble beginnings in 2004, to achieving official 501(c)(3) status in 2008, we have expanded into a thriving, multi-program non-profit. All of our programs were founded specifically to serve the “invisible populations” of Orange County: the under-served women, children and families that fall between the cracks of other programs. We achieve our mission of empowering the invisible populations of Orange County through our three key programs: our transitional housing program, Nana’s Kidz and HopeWorks!.