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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

How Michael Found Purpose After a Life of Abuse

January 29, 2018

When you meet Michael Weitzman for the first time, it’s hard to believe he has endured so much pain and sorrow in his 21 years. His positive outlook, quick smile, and friendly demeanor could suggest images of a teen who … Continued

Thank You for Helping Olive Crest Build Happy Families

August 16, 2017

Happy. Energetic. Outgoing. These are some of the words that come to mind when you first meet Tristan and Eli Struwe. They are bright-eyed boys who love each other, their parents, and fun outings like trips to Disneyland. And it’s obvious … Continued

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Upcoming Events

Mar
5
Mon
8:00 am Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive ...
Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive ...
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm
Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive - All Regions @ Bellflower | California | United States
Make Easter one to remember for children in need this year. This Easter, our goal is to provide an Easter basket to every Olive Crest child…and you can help! Please drop off a pre-filled Easter basket (or baskets) at an Olive … Continued
Mar
12
Mon
8:00 am “Glitz and Glamour” Prom Dress E... @ Olive Crest
“Glitz and Glamour” Prom Dress E... @ Olive Crest
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
"Glitz and Glamour" Prom Dress Event- Los Angeles @ Olive Crest | Bellflower | California | United States
We will be hosting our very own prom dress drive. Come by and participate!  
Mar
17
Sat
5:30 pm PNW Spring Gala 2018 @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
PNW Spring Gala 2018 @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
PNW Spring Gala 2018 @ Hyatt Regency, Bellevue | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Batter up for our 18th Annual Gala Auction.  A fun filled evening featuring the opportunity to score a HOME RUN FOR KIDS!   Click Here to visit our event website.   Make a double play as you bid on Silent and Wine … Continued
Mar
31
Sat
all-day Family Fun Spring Fest- Los Angeles @ Olive Crest
Family Fun Spring Fest- Los Angeles @ Olive Crest
Mar 31 all-day
Family Fun Spring Fest- Los Angeles @ Olive Crest | Bellflower | California | United States
Families in the community are welcome to join us for many fun activities. Even an egg hunt!  
Apr
4
Wed
5:30 pm Desert Comedy Night – Palm Deser... @ Hotel Paseo
Desert Comedy Night – Palm Deser... @ Hotel Paseo
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For advanced ticketing, contact Angela Allen angela-allen@olivecrest.org | 760.848.4124 Online ticketing and more information to come.
Apr
12
Thu
4:00 pm Prom Dress Selection Event- Los ... @ Olive Crest
Prom Dress Selection Event- Los ... @ Olive Crest
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Prom Dress Selection Event- Los Angeles @ Olive Crest | Bellflower | California | United States
Teens are given the opportunity to shop for gently used dresses for prom. Its our job to make them shine on prom night!
Apr
21
Sat
6:00 pm Be the Change… An Evening of Hope
Be the Change… An Evening of Hope
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Be the Change... An Evening of Hope
Please join us for our annual “Be the Change…an evening of hope” fundraiser Click here for more info.