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Here in Washington, there are 10,665 children in the child welfare system. Every one of these precious kids needs a strong family to protect and nurture them, and give them hope for a bright future.

Together we can put a stop to child abuse and ensure that families are whole, children are protected, and the cycle of abuse is broken.


Do you feel called to host a child in your home? Whether you provide a child with a short-term stay or longer-term care, your loving home can be an incredibly important stop on their journey — one that leads them to a hopeful, healthy future. Each child is different, coming to us with all manner of abuse and neglect experiences, and requiring varying levels of care.

Operation Independence

Operation Independence is a comprehensive program that provides foster youth 15-24 years of age with the support and training that is necessary to become independent and successful adults.


Chris Lanier

Trustee President
Vice President, Global Solution Sales, Wind River

Julie Duim

Foster Parent
Community Volunteer

Robert Fritton

First Vice President, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney LLC
Haldorson Fritton Group

Sonja Hanson

Senior Communications Strategist, (W)right on Communications

Teri Moore

Executive Director, Greater Metro Parks Foundation

Jerome Watson

Lead Broker, Icon Group

Eric Westendorf

Managing Director, Nuveen

Paul LaRose

Executive Director

“Our work at Olive Crest makes a difference one life at a time. On a daily basis I have the privilege to see the work we do impacting the life of children through healing, restoration, and love. Our families provide a stability most of these children have never experienced before.”

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