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

How taking this one action can help someone recover from trauma and feel hopeful

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the yearlong abundance we have received.Illustrating these blessings is the bounty of food around table, our communion with family and friends, and the time…

A 9/11 In Memoriam to Two of our ‘Angels,’ Lynn and David Angell

The recent devastating hurricanes have generated many stories of strangers coming together to aid those jeopardized by these ferocious weather systems. Although the recovery effort may be organized by relief organizations, it is nevertheless also dependent on the goodwill of…

Mama Lucy is the epitome of our values

“I really miss you a lot…I feel I need your support right now…I just feel I need you. I know you really cared for me when I was there.” These words express what a former Hillsides resident wrote to Lucy…

The Surprising Truth of How Many Local Youth are Hungry and Homeless

by Aurelio Mitjans Editor’s Note:  One of our core programs is Youth Moving On, which helps youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.  Many of the youth we serve are homeless and don’t have the money to eat regular meals. …

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5 Ways Giving Makes You Happier and Healthier

By Alison Bell If you have a few extra dollars to spend, you might figure you’d be happier treating yourself to a dinner out or a new shirt. Not true, research shows.  People who give to others rather than spend…

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Five Tips to Become At Ease with IEPs

By Jimmy Fernandez Editor’s Note:  In his role as a program specialist at Hillsides Education Center, Jimmy Fernandez coordinates and facilitates the majority of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for the school’s students.  Here, as the new school year…

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