Olive Crest is dedicated to Preventing Child Abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children and to Preserving the family... "One Life at a Time." Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 70,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. We work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Our many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs. Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves nearly 3,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.
Our Foster and Adoption program recruits, trains, and certifies foster family homes from the community to provide warm, secure, and therapeutically safe environments for foster children. Foster children and parents are provided ongoing therapy, training, and support services.
Safe Families for Children: provides parents, who are experiencing a temporary crisis, with a safe place for their children to stay while they address the issue that led to the instability in their lives.
The goal of Mental Health Services is to provide high quality and effective care that will lead children, youth, and families to healing, wholeness, and stronger relationships with one another. Mental Health staff is integrated into Olive Crest programs and may provide such specialized, culturally competent services as crisis intervention, therapy, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric assessments and medication management.
Family Preservation provides innovative treatment services, resource linkage, and community involvement to support families in staying together. Programs include parent education, family counseling, and case management services.
Olive Crest’s Fostering Together is a program that Olive Crest and the state of Washington, have developed to improve upon recruitment and retention practices of foster families throughout the state. The primary focus of this alliance is to improve upon keeping children in foster care within their familiar communities.