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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

Sep
20
Wed
7:00 am LA Golf Event – 2017 @ Angeles National Golf Club
LA Golf Event – 2017 @ Angeles National Golf Club
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
LA Golf Event - 2017 @ Angeles National Golf Club | Los Angeles | California | United States
Join us as we golf for a cause at our Olive Crest  Los Angeles Golf Tournament. Wednesday, Septermber 20th, 2017 Registration: 7:00am | Tee Off: 9:00am Please contact Sandra Bond for ticket and sponsorship opportunities. 714.543.5437 x.1188 | sandra-bond@olivecrest.org Click here … Continued
Oct
5
Thu
6:00 pm Safe Families for Children Dinner @ Santa Ana Country Club
Safe Families for Children Dinner @ Santa Ana Country Club
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Safe Families for Children Dinner @ Santa Ana Country Club | Santa Ana | California | United States
Join us for an evening of fine cuisine and wine pairings!  Learn more about the Safe Families for Children program and how partnering with Olive Crest can help change the life of a child forever. Click HERE to reserve your spot today! … Continued
Nov
7
Tue
11:00 am Power of One – Orange County @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Power of One – Orange County @ City National Grove of Anaheim
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details to come. For more information, contact Breanna Fernandez Breanna-Fernandez@olivecrest.org| 714.543.5437
Mar
17
Sat
6:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Orange County @ Newport Beach Country Club | Newport Beach | California | United States
Tickets for this event have sold out. Please contact Diana Cheek for ticketing inquiries. diana-cheek@olivecrest.org | 714.543.5437, x1125 Olive Crest is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day this year by helping youth in need! Join us and our Honorary Chairman, the Legendary Ram’s … Continued
Mar
17
Sun
6:00 pm St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Or... @ Newport Beach Country Club
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Paddy's Day Celebration - Orange County @ Newport Beach Country Club | Newport Beach | California | United States
Tickets for this event have sold out. Please contact Diana Cheek for ticketing inquiries. diana-cheek@olivecrest.org | 714.543.5437, x1125 Olive Crest is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day this year by helping youth in need! Join us and our Honorary Chairman, the Legendary Ram’s … Continued