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Adoption

The gift of a forever family. After seeing the struggles of abused children, the Cooks wanted to make a difference by adopting kids into their home. Their first child, Abbagail, came to them as a shy, quiet three-year-old who was…

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Thankful on a Pumpkin

Thankful on a Pumpkin Luis, 3, was in the back seat of his mom's car when it was hit by a drunk driver. Tragically, Luis' mother passed away in the hospital, and Luis' two siblings also suffered injuries. After his…

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Transitional Age Youth

Moving on 17-year-old Roger is ready to leave Olive Crest. The two and a half years he spent here may have saved his life. Roger didn't grow up in a comfortable suburban home. His family was transient. More often than…

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Safe Homes

"DON'T SEND ME HOME" Its takes something extraordinary to make a child say "Please don't send me home." But that was Ben's request. And for good reason. For this helpless 6-year-old, home was a place where, day after day for years…

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The Truth About “Aging OUT”

The child welfare system is designed to keep kids out of harm's way but was never intended to raise children or equip them for life. Because of this, thousands of young people are thrown back into the world as soon…

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Las Vegas Supports Olive Crest

“One Life at a Time” Luncheon to Recognize Olive Crest Mission to End Child Abuse and Neglect September 2021 --- Las Vegas, NV --- Olive Crest couldn’t do the work of protecting against child abuse and neglect without the assistance…

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Andrew’s Story

At the age of 9 Andrew was in a gang and addicted to methamphetamine. He felt trapped in a cycle of abuse and abandonment and didn’t see any better vision for his future aside from what was happening around him.…

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The Davis Family is Restored

Having lost both their jobs due to COVID in 2020, with 3 kids at home, and resorting to alcohol to numb destructive patterns of anxiety, the Davis family needed help—but had no one to depend on. Within months, this already fragile family found themselves…

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