Pacific Northwest Programs


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:

Foster Family Olive Crest

Foster Care Services

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.

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Intensive Treatment Foster Care

Intensive Treatment Foster Care

ITFC parents provide homes to children who have complex emotional and behavioral needs that exceed what a regular foster care family can meet.

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Safe Families Olive Crest

Safe Families for Children

Parents experiencing a temporary crisis can arrange for their children (newborn through 16 years old) to stay with Safe Families volunteers while they address the issues that led to the instability in their lives.

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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:

Mental Health Olive Crest

Fostering Together

Fostering Together is dedicated to finding and supporting foster families in Washington. Developed in partnership between the state of Washington and Olive Crest the program aims to ensure safe, loving foster families are available to meet the diverse needs of abused and neglected youth.

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Mental Health Olive Crest

Mental Health Services

Mental health staff are integrated into Olive Crest programs our goal is to provide high-quality and effective care that will lead children, youth, and families to healing, wholeness, and stronger relationships with one another.

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Project Independence

Independent Living Services

ILS is a comprehensive program that provides foster youth 15-21 years of age with the support and training that is necessary to become independent and successful adults.  Olive Crest’s goal is for youth to gain the skills to live independent of the foster care system, including the ability to maintain safe and permanent housing, pursue education, gain employment, and develop healthy relationships with their family. Independent Living Services creates a personal relationship-based plan designed for each youth’s specific needs