Hit the Links and Help End the Cycle of Child Abuse

Calling all golfers! Our annual tournament to help provide safe, loving homes for abused and vulnerable children is just around the corner. Join us on Monday, August 5, at the Glendale Country Club. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start is at 10:00 a.m.; program will start at 3:00 p.m. You can make a difference for abused kids and families in crisis while getting in a great round of golf, enjoying beautiful views, great food, and exceptional service at this...
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This Summer, Help Kids in Orange County “Get Out of the House”

Summer is just about here, and our kids and teens need your help! Join us by participating in our Get out of the House Drive. For many kids, summer is a season of being isolated, depressed, and vulnerable to negative influences and abuse. But with your help, they can feel safe, and engage in normal life-affirming summer activities, expanding their worlds and inspiring possibility. Today, you can support our kids by providing opportunities to attend concerts, theme parks, shows, attractions,...
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Olive Crest Volunteers Make Hope Possible!

We are so grateful for our community volunteers! Without you, Olive Crest children may not know how much they are loved and thought of…like a gentleman we recently had come on board at Olive Crest in the Pacific Northwest (West Sound region). As he comes to our office each week, his heart is to use his handyman skills to improve our facilities, so that we can better serve children and families, and provide a clean, safe environment. He has fixed...
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Campbell Nelson in the Pacific Northwest is Helping Kids Go to Camp!

Are you in the market for a new car in Washington State? Then check out Campbell Nelson Auto Group. Through the end of June, Campbell Nelson will donate $50 from every car sold – at all three of their dealerships – to Olive Crest’s Kids to Camp Campaign. The campaign is designed to help abused and neglected kids make lasting summer memories at camp this year. The goal is to donate $50,000 for 1,000 nights of camp! So if you’re...
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Inland Empire Teens Get New Bikes…Just in Time for Tour de France!

Thanks to some giving volunteers at Century 21 Experience, some of our group home boys with broken bikes now have perfectly running bicycles! Watch out Tour-racers: Some boys at our group homes can really give you a run for the money! Thanks to Century 21 Experience, these kids learned how to repair bikes that hadn’t been ridden for far too long. Flat tires…fixed! Broken chains…we got that! And after the boys learned how to tune up the bikes, they received...
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“Food for Thought” Prepares Young Adults for the Future

Several times over the past year, Olive Crest’s Chaplaincy program* has worked to hold periodic “Food for Thought” meetings with young adults ages 18 to 22 preparing for life as self-sufficient adults.  They are invited to dinner and discussion about a topic related to successful independent living (e.g., anger management, dating, honesty/integrity, school shooting, finances). It is amazing to see young adults open up about their dreams, values, fears and plans for the future.  Without fail, the group offers great...
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Keeping Kids and Families Healthy…and Safe

Children and families not only need tools and resources to survive…but to thrive! So on March 30, Olive Crest in the Inland and Desert Communities had the pleasure of hosting their first ever Health and Safety Day at Perris High School. This event was open to all Olive Crest families, and each age group went through a series of three health and safety classes. Families learned about anything ranging from Internet safety (with a district attorney) to meal prepping. Instructors...
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Church Goes Above and Beyond to Bless Foster Children in the Pacific Northwest This Spring

It is through the continued support of ministries, organizations, and kind businesses that Olive Crest can bring hope, love, and safety to so many children in need. We’d like to send a very big thank you to Crossroads Bible Church in the Pacific Northwest for putting together more than 100 Easter baskets for Olive Crest foster children. They have so kindly supported Olive Crest children and families for five years now through numerous holiday and backpack drives. And we are...
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Thank You to Everyone in the Inland and Desert Communities Who Helped Make Easter Special!

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors this Easter, who made it possible for every one of our kiddos in the Inland and Desert Communities to get an Easter basket (more than 439, to be exact). All of the Easter baskets were brought to us assembled by our community partners, which made this an extra special outpouring of love and support. Thank you to Waxie, Wells Fargo, Michael Sullivan and Associates, Summit Water of Life, Sandals Church, and...
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Volunteers Make All the Difference for Kids in Crisis

Thanks to volunteers at Eastside Church, our group homes and Olive Crest Academy now feel even more welcoming to kids and teens. On March 9, more than 75 volunteers from Eastside Church spent an entire day sprucing up Olive Crest Academy and our teen group homes. They painted, replaced artwork and banners, and repaired rain damage at the Academy. The team also installed new closets at one of our other properties. These improvements and repairs will help our teens and...
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