For the first 15 years of her life, Catherine bounced between foster families and relatives’ homes. When she came to Olive Crest, she began to thrive. Her scholastic performance improved and having never had the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, she decided to try out for the school’s tennis and fencing teams. She earned spots on both. Catherine also attended her first formal dance. With the guidance of her Olive Crest foster parents, she is enjoying being a teenager. Catherine states that her best friend is her foster sister. This is a home where a strong, loving family has made all the difference in a child’s life.