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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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Welcome our new Olive Crest – Orange County Region Executive Director!

September 13, 2016

Chief Executive Officer of Olive Crest, Donald Verleur II, announced the appointment of Kerri Dunkelberger as Executive Director of the Orange County region. Kerri comes with 26 years of experience in organizational leadership and non-profit program management. With 24 years … Continued

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Olive Crest Teens Spend a Day on the Lake

September 2, 2016

One of the most difficult seasons for our residential kids is summer. During those months, our kids lose a key element of stability; the schedule that comes with school. To help maintain a sense of schedule, Olive Crest looks to … Continued

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Upcoming Events

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
Mar
17
Fri
6:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Orange County @ Newport Beach Country Club | Newport Beach | California | United States
Olive Crest is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day this year by helping youth in need! Join us and our Honorary Chairman, the Legendary Ram’s Quarterback, Vince Ferragamo for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration to remember with all the trimmings, at the prestigious, … Continued
Mar
24
Fri
all-day 28th Annual Grocery Industry Gol... @ Coyote Hills Golf Course
28th Annual Grocery Industry Gol... @ Coyote Hills Golf Course
Mar 24 all-day
28th Annual Grocery Industry Golf Tournament @ Coyote Hills Golf Course | Fullerton | California | United States
Please join us for our 28th Annual Olive Crest Grocery Industry Golf Tournament in Fullerton, as we work together to combat child abuse. Our all inclusive sponsorship packages include: Helicopter Ball Drop, Putting Contest, Closest to the Pin, Hole-in-One, Most … Continued
Jun
5
Mon
9:30 am Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament – O... @ Monarch Beach Golf Club
Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament – O... @ Monarch Beach Golf Club
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament - Orange County @ Monarch Beach Golf Club | Dana Point | California | United States
Join us for our 18th Annual Pacific Coast Classic. June 5th, 2017 | Monarch Beach Golf Links Benefitting the children and families of Olive Crest. Check-in: 9:30am Shot gun start: 11:30am Celebration Dinner: Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Newport Beach – 6:00pm Click … Continued
Mar
17
Sat
6:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Orange County @ Newport Beach Country Club | Newport Beach | California | United States
Olive Crest is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day this year by helping youth in need! Join us and our Honorary Chairman, the Legendary Ram’s Quarterback, Vince Ferragamo for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration to remember with all the trimmings, at the prestigious, … Continued