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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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Latest News

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Meet the Amazing Woman Whose Love Changed 43 Young Lives Forever!

February 3, 2017

Over the last 18 years, Rozan Haynes has welcomed 43 children into her home. That’s not a misprint. Forty-three boys and girls have called her “Mom” and have been shaped into successful, productive adults through the loving care she provided. … Continued

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Back-to-School Drive Success

September 13, 2016

On Saturday, August 20, over 900 backpacks were distributed to children and teens unable to afford basic school items this fall. Almost all of the families we serve live at or below the poverty level and even small things like … Continued

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Upcoming Events

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
6
Mon
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.