About Us

Hazel’s House

We often have people ask how this all began. What began in our hearts as a dream to help get some women off the streets, it evolved into a lighthouse in the urban areas of Columbus.

After helping start a crisis center in the Franklinton area of Columbus, and then assisting a friend as she opened her first sober living house Dan & Cindi Gremling, founders, were offered the use of a home off of Parsons Avenue on the south side of Columbus. It was a home vacant, and near ruins. As they began to work at the house they realized that this was not the place to rehab girls, as they could sit on the front porch and watch the girls work the corner, and watch the addicts go in and out of a house where a lifelong friend had died 6 years earlier.

What happened next came as quite a surprise, as they fell in love with the neighborhood. A block of 32 houses, with at least 30% of the homes boarded up.

One evening while sitting in their rural home, in the knotty pine family room, in the leather chairs, with the big screen tv, and the deer on the wall Cindi looked over at Dan and said “we should move to the city, at least for the summer to create a presence”. Dan’s responsed shocked even himself as he responded “that could happen”. And that was the beginning of how we became urban missionaries, and pilgrims.

We moved into the first house the summer of 2011, and spring 2012 located to the second house, also located on the southside of Columbus. Spring 2013 takes us to the Miller/Kelton neighborhood to establish and set up a Hazel’s House there. We now maintain a house on the Hilltop, referred to as the “HUB”.  Several organizations under on roof reaching the city for Jesus.

We have been blessed with awesome people, fellow pilgrims who have come around us to support, and further the work of the kingdom.

We thank and honor all who works along side us. To live in the homes, cook meals for the groups, donate money, clothes, food, time, effort, energy, administrative support, clean, organize…and many thankless hours in prayer. Thank you for all you do!!

For more information, contact Cindi Gremling 614-205-5473.

Donations may be mailed to:

PO Box 7, Sunbury OH  43074

 

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  2. Haley

    I seen you on the news…and was in tears. I only wish we were all like this with helping eachother. As a women we need to be there for eachother instead of knocking eachother down. Please keep it goin and would love to meet you eventually to get involved.
    Thank you for showing your love and just being a friend to some of the women that are struggling. We support eachother and that goes a looooong way.

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    1. Cindi Gremling

      Haley-I remember many years ago when I came out of an abusive relationship that I vowed to somehow empower women. The purpose of Girls with Attitude, the 501c3 over Hazel’s House of Hope & The Sunbury House, is to celebrate, empower & mentor girls of all ages.

      As women we can be best friends, or worst enemies. I choose to love and encourage my fellow sisters. We were all created perfectly imperfect, we are unique, we have different gifts, and together we are unstoppable. Thank you for your support. Cindi Gremling

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  3. Kari Luthi Schneider

    My name is Kari Luthi-Schneider. I lived in the home in Sunbury for 18 years with my husband and son. The house was sold in 2001 when my husband passed away. As I read your article tears come to my eyes! I am so happy that this will now be a loving home for many! What a wonderful vision that is now a true vision!!!!

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    1. Cindi Gremling

      Kari-thank you so much for your beautiful words. We will be having the grand opening on September 26th, 3-6pm. Please stop by and revisit your home.

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    2. Cindi Gremling

      Just a reminder that we are having our Grand Opening September 26th, 3-6pm. I hope you can stop by.

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