More Help for Young Adults is on the Way

Our West Sound office in the Pacific Northwest will soon launch a residential housing model for our Independent Living Services program. This transitional housing program will benefit young adults from 18 to 21, who are transitioning from the system to living independently. During their stay, they will build independent living skills, establish employment and educational goals, and work toward sustainability. The goal of the program is to help these young men and women develop the skills and achieve the income...
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What a Blessing for Our Olive Crest Boys!

Our Riverside group homes have been greatly blessed, as four area churches have agreed to adopt one of the homes! Once a month, each church group attends dinner and an evening of fellowship with the boys, who have grown to eagerly await this time of community. Dinner, playing board games, and basketball are just some of the fun activities enjoyed by all. Bonding in a positive atmosphere with caring people goes a long way to help kids heal. Thank you...
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Volunteering in Orange County is Easier with VolunteerHub

We’re excited to announce VolunteerHub, a new way to easily find and sign up for all upcoming volunteer opportunities at Olive Crest. You can be a childcare volunteer to support our foster and kinship families, be a guest speaker encouraging teens aging out of the child welfare system at one of our workshops, become a mentor, and so much more! It’s easy to sign up. Just click here. We look forward to seeing you here at Olive Crest!

Basic Needs Met Through In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations can make a world of difference! Here, Ronic Tatum, Darylyn Farris, and Nia League of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cerritos Alumnae Chapter, drop off baby items. Do you ever wonder how you can get involved, and help abused and neglected children, and at-risk families? Well, consider providing for a family or child’s basic needs. These simple things all contribute to preventing abuse and keeping families stable. We want to give special thanks to some special supporters in...
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Time Out for Foster Parents in the Pacific Northwest

Crafts and other activities for kids at a Foster Parent Night Out event allowed foster parents an evening of respite support, thanks to Crossroads Bible Church and the National Charity League. If you are a foster parent, you know this truth: It’s incredibly rewarding...and incredibly hard. At Olive Crest, we know it’s not only important to care well for the children in our care, but also the families who are serving and sacrificing to help these precious children heal. Kids...
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Pastor’s Luncheon Tackles Los Angeles Child Welfare Crisis

Attendees knelt in prayer at the luncheon to ask for guidance in making a difference for children in Los Angeles County. At the end of January, 330 pastors and church leaders gathered at the Dream Center in Los Angeles to discuss the county’s out-of-control foster care crisis. The largest child welfare population in the country, more than 34,000 children are currently in the Los Angeles County system. The theme of this 2nd Annual Greater Los Angeles Pastor’s Luncheon was mobilizing...
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Grocery Partners Gather to Support Olive Crest Kids

Enjoying the gala, left to right: Jim Beauvais, SVP Marketing and Merchandising, Albertsons/Vons/ Pavilions; Lori Beauvais; Donald Verleur, CEO, Olive Crest; Hillary Verleur; Dr. Donald and Lois Verleur, Founders, Olive Crest; Bryan Kaltenbach, President, Food4Less; and Mary Kaltenbach. On February 9, over 300 food industry professionals with a heart for abused children gathered at the Grove in Anaheim for a remarkable Broadway-esque evening. This first Grocery Industry President’s Gala honored Bryan Kaltenbach (Food4Less), Mike Mortensen (Smart & Final), and Jim...
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A Special Valentine’s Day Treat for Olive Crest in Los Angeles

Did you have a Happy Valentine’s Day? We sure did! On that special day of love, our LA office received a welcome visit by members of the Cerritos High School National Honor Society, who created beautiful Valentine’s Day cards to encourage the children and families we serve. The result was dozens of happy smiles from our kids and families. Thanks to the Cerritos National Honor Society and all of you who share your love with us — not only on...
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Make this Easter one to remember for children in need.

Did you know some children have gone their whole lives without celebrating the joy of Easter? You can make a big difference for kids and families this spring by donating during our Easter basket drive for Olive Crest children and teens. We can only do it with the support of compassionate donors like you! Please drop off a pre-filled Easter basket (or baskets) at an Olive Crest location near you. Orange County 02/26/2019 - 04/12/2019 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m....
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Thank You for Thinking of Olive Crest Children and Families!

Left to right: Mike Fitch, Vice President at HUB International; Tim Bauer, Executive Director of Development of Olive Crest in Orange County; and Dominick Tomaino, Associate Vice President of Marketing at Zenith Insurance From longtime supporters of Olive Crest, like HUB International, to new friends like Zenith Insurance company, we are grateful to all who are thinking of at-risk children and families. Thank you to Mike Fitch, Vice President at HUB International Insurance, and Dominick Tomaino, Associate Vice President of...
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