The stark reality is 60% of teens become homeless within the first year of aging out of the child welfare system. Olive Crest serves hundreds of teens and young adults with its Transitional Age Youth programs each year. Through Olive Crest, young people aged 16-25 are equipped for life through education, counseling, mental health treatment and with life skills including job training and financial literacy.
Olive Crest is pleased to announce a generous donation from Anaheim, California-based Total Environmental Management, Inc. (TEMcool) of $87,500 in support of our Transitional Age Youth programs.
“This support from TEMcool demonstrates a shared commitment to equipping and empowering young individuals during a pivotal phase in their lives,” said Donald Verleur, CEO of Olive Crest. “Together, we are paving the way for brighter possibilities, ensuring that every young person has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.”
The impact of TEMcool’s generosity cannot be overstated. Serving the needs of youth in crisis, Transitional Age Youth services allow teens and young adults to survive and flourish, bettering their lives despite complex home dynamics including parental imprisonment, a lifetime spent in foster care, poverty, homelessness, abuse, and neglect.
“TEMcool is proud to be a part of the solution, and to support such a worthy and meaningful mission. Here’s to our success in changing individual lives,” said TEMcool’s owner Curtis Scheetz. “Thank you, Olive Crest, for all you do in the community!”