We are So Grateful for The Grove Church!

A wonderful volunteer from The Grove Church designed and painted this mural. This summer during Serve Week, a team of more than 30 from The Grove Church helped create two spaces for kids at Olive Crest in the Inland Communities. Now we have a welcoming space for children and families, as well as a space for teens to come and work on homework or job applications. Thank you to The Grove Church! Get To Know Us | Get Involved | Give

Thank You to the Los Angeles Chargers!

At Play 60, Olive Crest kids participated in several NFL-style drills.  This past summer, the Los Angeles Chargers put on a football camp for Olive Crest called Play 60. The purpose of the camp is to encourage youth to be active at least 60 minutes a day. As a generous partner, the Chargers also blessed Olive Crest in many other ways. Like providing auction items at almost every Olive Crest event—typically footballs signed by the players. And inviting Olive Crest...
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Hillcrest Church Helps Hurting Children Feel More at Home

Thank you to Hillcrest Church for the beautiful renovation of the visitation room at our West Sound office!  Children and families trying to rebuild need nurturing, safe places to meet. Thanks to Hillcrest Church, now we have that kind of space at our West Sound office in the Pacific Northwest. A team of 20 volunteers from the church put in more than 200 hours to make it more inviting for families. A visitation worker shared: I still remember the look...
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Tommy Bahama event raises $190,000 to help provide families for kids

Soleil, who is a part of Olive Crest’s programs, next to her original artwork, which went up for auction. For the 20th consecutive year, Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Store put on its annual Pacific Coast Classic Dinner and Golf Tournament to benefit Olive Crest. The dinner, hosted at Tommy Bahama’s fabulously remodeled coastal location in Newport Beach, featured a live auction and an immersive experience giving guests an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a teen aging out of...
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Hundreds “Pick a Purse” and Help Stop Child Abuse

Last month, more than 450 women and men from the grocery industry came together to support Olive Crest children and families. They enjoyed an afternoon filled with hundreds of purses, raffle prizes, and accessories up for grabs for a great cause: Olive Crest Food Industry’s 2nd Annual Pick-a-Purse event! Beyond the fun and excitement of picking out a purse to take home, there was a strong reminder of the why behind this event. The testimonial from a young woman named...
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A Night of Bowling and a Priceless Time for Foster Families to Connect

Developing meaningful relationships can be one of the most challenging aspects of being in the child welfare system. It’s a whole new world for parents and kids alike, a time when both need a lot of family and community support. Thanks to Ingram Micro, Olive Crest in Orange County was able to do just that on Tuesday, August 6. Ingram Micro graciously hosted a bowling night for 20 Olive Crest foster families and a host of Olive Crest staff at...
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Students at Olive Crest Academy Enjoy a Newer Spruced-Up Learning Environment

Transform a school and you are likely to transform the lives of many students! Through the hard work of 130 wonderful Orange County RSM volunteers, Olive Crest Academy now has a fresh start for the 2019-2020 school year! On August 2, 2019, RSM LLP commemorated their second year volunteering with Olive Crest (and their 10th year volunteering as organization, “A Decade of Doing”). Last year, more than 70 RSM staff worked to refurbish one of Olive Crest’s group homes. This year,...
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Kids and Teens are Ready for School, Thanks to Your Support!

Each year, donations of backpacks and school supplies help get kids on track for a successful school year. Michael Sullivan and Associates LLP not only cares about the law, they also care about supporting at-risk kids in their community. Thanks to them (and many more), our back-to-school drive in the Inland and Desert Communities was a success! They donated more than 30 backpacks filled with school supplies of every kind. This gave families the opportunity to spend more time focusing...
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Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care Gifted a Safe Space

Navigating life after foster care isn’t easy. When teens age out of the child welfare system, they often need more support than ever as they navigate learning how to live on their own, the stress of everyday adult life, and finding a safe place to call home. Thanks to your generosity, many Olive Crest teens (as well as any former foster youth) have the opportunity to apply for transitional housing. Through this program, they have a small apartment and receive...
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100 Teens Wrapped in Support This Summer

Staff from Olive Crest in the Inland and Desert Communities gather together to help support the teens they work with. Isolation, past abuse, and poor coping skills can be stressors that leave teens hanging in the balance and vulnerable to abuse during the summer months. And sometimes just a day away from the stress of everyday life to connect with other teens and mentors can make a world of difference. Thanks to caring community partners like The Grove Community Church,...
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