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Our Mission

Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family . . . “One Life at a Time.”®

For over 40 years, Olive Crest has provided emergency and long term shelter and care for abused, vulnerable and neglected children. We help families in crisis. Our key focus is on child abuse prevention. We provide homes for children, teens and aged-out youth, adoption placement and support, educational support and services, independent life skills training and mentoring, counseling and mental health treatment, and family crisis intervention. Our vision is to ensure every child has a strong family, and our ultimate goal is to restore broken families. Every day Olive Crest, with the support of donors and caring community members serves 3,000 children and families in need.

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Celebrate National Adoption Month: Katie’s Story

November 10, 2016

How the Healing Power of Family Changed Katie’s Life Forever From the moment that Katie arrived in the world, it was clear that she was special. Born 15 weeks early and weighing just over a pound, she spent the first … Continued

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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians grants $200,000 to help Olive Crest kids

Abused and Neglected Children to benefit from a generous grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Olive Crest would like to thank San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for their continued support over the past 15 years. Olive Crest … Continued

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Upcoming Events

Feb
1
Wed
12:00 am Professional Clothing Drive – La... @ Olive Crest - Las Vegas
Professional Clothing Drive – La... @ Olive Crest - Las Vegas
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:30 pm
Collect professional clothing for the young adults of Olive Crest transitioning into adulthood.
Feb
13
Mon
5:00 am Family Resource Center Diaper Dr... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Family Resource Center Diaper Dr... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Feb 13 @ 5:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Donate diapers during the Month of February to help serve our kids and families of Olive Crest.
Feb
27
Mon
8:00 am Olive Crest Academy Book Drive
Olive Crest Academy Book Drive
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm
Olive Crest Academy Book Drive
Donate your used or new K-12 books to Olive Crest Academy, and help impact a student’s future! Please drop off or ship to: Olive Crest 2130 East Fourth St. Suite 200 Santa Ana, CA 92705
3:30 pm Free Arts Program – Los Angeles @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Free Arts Program – Los Angeles @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm
Join us every Monday starting February 27th through April 10th, as Olive Crest partners with Free Arts to provide art classes to elementary aged youth in Los Angeles. Monday’s from 3:30pm – 5:00pm Ages 6-13 years Contact Carissa Cheung for … Continued
Mar
3
Fri
9:00 am 2017 Refresh Conference – Washin... @ Overlake Christian Church
2017 Refresh Conference – Washin... @ Overlake Christian Church
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – Mar 4 @ 9:00 pm
2017 Refresh Conference - Washington @ Overlake Christian Church | Redmond | Washington | United States
Come join Olive Crest and more than a thousand people who truly get foster care. They get you. You don’t have to explain a thing. Come join us and be encouraged by amazing worship, fellowship, and teaching. Be equipped by … Continued
9:21 pm Easter Basket Drive – Las Vegas @ Olive Crest - Las Vegas
Easter Basket Drive – Las Vegas @ Olive Crest - Las Vegas
Mar 3 @ 9:21 pm – Mar 24 @ 10:21 pm
We will be collecting Easter baskets including gift cards, candy, and books given to the children of Olive Crest.
Mar
4
Sat
5:30 pm Color Their World Gala – Bellevue @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
Color Their World Gala – Bellevue @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Color Their World Gala - Bellevue @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Please join us for Olive Crest’s 17th Annual Spring Gala Auction to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. This year, we will honor precious children throughout the Western Washington area in need of safe, loving homes … Continued
Mar
6
Mon
8:00 am Easter Basket Drive – Inland Com... @ Olive Crest, Inland Empire
Easter Basket Drive – Inland Com... @ Olive Crest, Inland Empire
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm
Easter Basket Drive - Inland Communities @ Olive Crest, Inland Empire | Riverside | California | United States
Help make Easter a little more special for our Olive Crest kids. We’ll be accepting Easter baskets, candy, etc, from March 6th – April 6th, at our Olive Crest – Inland Communities office. Please contact Shelley Ryan for more information.
8:00 am Sparkle and Share Prom Dress Eve...
Sparkle and Share Prom Dress Eve...
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm
We will be collecting prom dresses for our Olive Crest teens during the month of March. Visit any participating Robbins Brothers location to donate. Please contact Tyler Rodriguez for more information.
Mar
8
Wed
5:00 pm Hot Cars & Haute Fashion Event –... @ The Vault at BIGHORN Golf Club
Hot Cars & Haute Fashion Event –... @ The Vault at BIGHORN Golf Club
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hot Cars & Haute Fashion Event - Palm Desert @ The Vault at BIGHORN Golf Club | Palm Desert | California | United States
Please join us for the event of the season benefitting Olive Crest kids and families! HOT Cars & HAUTE Fashion- A car and fashion show benefit to support children and families in need. Held at the deserts premier state-of-the-art car … Continued