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Our focus is on addressing each child, teen, and parent’s unique needs One Life at a Time®. With your help, beautiful transformation stories are not only possible, but happening every day.

Thank you for your commitment to the children and families in our community.


Olive Crest provides a safe alternative to child welfare custody for struggling families in the Spokane area. Families are given time to address risk factors in their lives that, if left unattended, could result in substantiated abuse or neglect of children. Olive Crest provides an overwhelmed and resource-limited parent with a safe, temporary place for their child to stay, without threat of losing custody. Many Olive Crest host families become the extended family that a parent never had.

Olive Crest has collaborated between area churches, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support children and parents in crisis. This collaboration gives volunteers an opportunity to have a powerful impact in the lives of others while practicing biblical hospitality and extending the love of Christ to people in need — all from their own home!

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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

Jerome Watson

Lead Broker, Icon Group

Eric Westendorf

Wealth Management

Mark Hutcheson

Vice President, HomeStreet Bank

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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