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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

Welcome our new Olive Crest – Orange County Region Executive Director!

September 13, 2016

Chief Executive Officer of Olive Crest, Donald Verleur II, announced the appointment of Kerri Dunkelberger as Executive Director of the Orange County region. Kerri comes with 26 years of experience in organizational leadership and non-profit program management. With 24 years … Continued

Olive Crest Teens Spend a Day on the Lake

September 2, 2016

One of the most difficult seasons for our residential kids is summer. During those months, our kids lose a key element of stability; the schedule that comes with school. To help maintain a sense of schedule, Olive Crest looks to … Continued

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Upcoming Events

Mar
5
Mon
8:00 am Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive ...
Olive Crest Easter Basket Drive ...
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm
Make Easter one to remember for children in need this year. This Easter, our goal is to provide an Easter basket to every Olive Crest child…and you can help! Please drop off a pre-filled Easter basket (or baskets) at an Olive … Continued
Jun
3
Sun
6:00 pm Tommy Bahama Celebration Dinner @ Tommy Bahama Restaurant - Newport Beach
Tommy Bahama Celebration Dinner @ Tommy Bahama Restaurant - Newport Beach
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us at our Tommy Bahama celebration dinner the night before our big golf tournament.   Celebration Dinner June 3rd, 2018 – 6:00pm Tommy Bahama Restaurant 854 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660   Click here to purchase tickets
Jun
4
Mon
10:30 am Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament – O... @ Monarch Beach Golf Links
Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament – O... @ Monarch Beach Golf Links
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am
Tommy Bahama Golf Tournament - Orange County @ Monarch Beach Golf Links | Dana Point | California | United States
For sponsorship opportunities and registration information, please contact: tina-fuertes@olivecrest.org | 657.622.4171 Registration open: 10:30am Tee off: 1:00pm Click here to purchase tickets online.