Olive Crest’s philosophy of unconditional care is life-long and imprints a sense of security that is often expressed throughout our hallways with pride: “Once an Olive Crest kid, always an Olive Crest kid!” Through the healing power of family, and forever part of the Olive Crest family, our children can feel confident in the knowledge that they will always have a family to rely upon.
Over 70,000 children and families are part of the Olive Crest family for life.
At-risk children come from extremely volatile environments. Many have been deprived of basic physical and emotional needs, and haven’t been able to mature in a well-balanced way. When surrounded with positive relationships, nurturing, and acceptance these children begin to thrive.
Olive Crest programs that provide loving homes include:
Olive Crest recruits, trains, and certifies foster family homes from the community to provide nurturing, secure, and therapeutically safe environments for foster children. Foster children and parents are provided ongoing therapy, training, and support services.
Olive Crest ensures each of our children is equipped with the resources, knowledge, and support they need to accomplish their goals. Big or small, we believe every achievement is important in creating a path to becoming healthy, productive citizens.
Olive Crest programs that provide tools for success include:
The Strong Families program provides at-risk families with in-home family preservation services from a specialized support team. Families are helped in developing a plan to achieve goals and work toward self-sufficiency. Self-referrals are welcome.
Respite is a planned, short-term relief to caregivers who have children (under age 18) with a mental health diagnosis or special need. Respite programs provide breaks for parents and other unpaid caregivers.
This home-based program is implemented when allegations of abuse or neglect do not meet criteria for a formal Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, but warrant some type of intervention to help preserve the family.