This summer, Olive Crest in Las Vegas was able to move in two more young adults into our independent living residences.
Marvin, now 18, was removed from his mother’s home at the young age of 10 and spent many years in and out of the child welfare system with no stability. Being a part of our Project Independence program has given Marvin a home of his own where he can build his new life. With the support of Olive Crest mentors and coaches, he’s made great progress in planning for his future. He is enrolled in college and will be majoring in Business Management.
Malik, originally from Chicago, grew up in an unstable and volatile home environment. Shortly after his father went to prison, Malik was removed by child protective services and was relocated to Las Vegas to live with other family. Malik’s placement with distant family was not successful and he spent the next several years of his childhood moving from one home to another. After joining Project Independence, Malik can now say he has his very own home and has hope for his future. He is currently enrolled in college and is majoring in Accounting.
Because of Bank of America’s generous $200,000 Neighborhood Builders award, Olive Crest was able to expand our Project Independence program to include housing for young adults like Marvin and Malik.