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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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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

May
1
Mon
8:00 am Suitcase Drive @ Olive Crest
Suitcase Drive @ Olive Crest
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Suitcase Drive @ Olive Crest
No child or teen should carry their belongings in a trash bag. Help our children and youth transition toward permanency, family, and/or independence, by supplying them with a suitcase for their most treasured belongings. Drop off your new or like-new … Continued
Jun
5
Mon
8:00 am Gift Card Drive – Los Angeles @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Gift Card Drive – Los Angeles @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
We will be collecting various gift cards for Olive Crest children and families during the month of June.
Jul
10
Mon
8:00 am Back to School Backpack Drive – ... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Back to School Backpack Drive – ... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm
We will be collecting backpacks and school supplies during the month of July to prepare our kids for a successful return back to school. Items can be dropped off at our Bellflower office in Los Angeles. Please contact Tyler Rodriguez … Continued
Jul
22
Sat
all-day 5th Annual FALEO Christmas in Ju...
5th Annual FALEO Christmas in Ju...
Jul 22 all-day
Law enforcement agencies provide a family fun day for our Olive Crest families.