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Continuing Our Mission

We have some exciting news to share – Olive Crest is continuing its mission of strengthening, equipping, and restoring children and families in crisis by expanding our services into Santa Barbara county! To continue our efforts to address the issue…

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Adoption

The gift of a forever family. After seeing the struggles of abused children, the Cooks wanted to make a difference by adopting kids into their home. Their first child, Abbagail, came to them as a shy, quiet three-year-old who was…

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Thankful on a Pumpkin

Thankful on a Pumpkin Luis, 3, was in the back seat of his mom's car when it was hit by a drunk driver. Tragically, Luis' mother passed away in the hospital, and Luis' two siblings also suffered injuries. After his…

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Transitional Age Youth

Moving on 17-year-old Roger is ready to leave Olive Crest. The two and a half years he spent here may have saved his life. Roger didn't grow up in a comfortable suburban home. His family was transient. More often than…

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Safe Homes

"DON'T SEND ME HOME" Its takes something extraordinary to make a child say "Please don't send me home." But that was Ben's request. And for good reason. For this helpless 6-year-old, home was a place where, day after day for years…

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The Truth About “Aging OUT”

The child welfare system is designed to keep kids out of harm's way but was never intended to raise children or equip them for life. Because of this, thousands of young people are thrown back into the world as soon…

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Andrew’s Story

At the age of 9 Andrew was in a gang and addicted to methamphetamine. He felt trapped in a cycle of abuse and abandonment and didn’t see any better vision for his future aside from what was happening around him.…

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