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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

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

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

8:00 am Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive –... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive –... @ Olive Crest, Los Angeles
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm
We will be collecting Thanksgiving food packages to distribute to our Olive Crest families during the months of October and November. Please contact Tyler Rodriguez for more information.