About

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Our vision is to create lasting change in the lives of all at-risk children and youth we serve. We provide…

A Hillsides child care worker helps a youth make a healthy snack.

What’s new

We’ve expanded our blog to include wellness topics, covering mental well-being, fitness, and nutrition, and community resources penned by Hillsides staff. Complementing the weekly blog, “Costa’s Call,” Hillsides CEO Joseph M. Costa discusses pressing and newsworthy issues that impact child welfare.

Contact

Hillsides 940 Avenue 64 Pasadena, CA 91105 323-254-2274 Support Services 815 Colorado Blvd., Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90041 323-543-2800

Costa's Call

Why Gun Violence Continues to be an Ongoing Health Crisis

Once again, last week the nation was rocked by a tragic incident of gun violence. It was noteworthy because it targeted elected officials, reminding us how fragile we are as a nation during a time of unprecedented discord. The commentary…

Congratulations to our High School Graduates

One of the most momentous occasions in life is graduation from high school. Many of us see this as a very achievable milestone — predictable and expected. However, for others, graduating from high school is not a given. For example,…

Celebrating Foster Care Month: How One Little Girl Found her `Forever Family’

Hillsides is dedicated to the goal of creating permanency for the children and youth we serve. For the vast majority of the children, the best pathway is to support their parents and extended family to address any issues that might…

Seven Expert Tips on How to Help a Family or Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

Editor’s Note:  For those readers who recently watched the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies,” you may still be reeling from the shocking domestic violence scenes  that revealed that domestic violence can be present where it is least suspected.  Unfortunately…

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Four Key Elements Youth Should Consider Before Job Hunting

Editor’s Note:  Hillsides Youth Moving On Program provides workforce development services to 325 current and former foster youth annually. The cornerstone of these services is the Los Angeles TAY Collaborative job training curriculum created by Columbia University in New York,…

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Five Coaching Tips to Bring Out the Best in Young Athletes

By Jason Starr and Randall Trice (Left to right:  Randall Trice and Jason Starr) Editor’s Note: Maybe you’re a coach of a youth league.  Or your kids are involved in sports and you coach them at home.  What tips really…

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