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

Keeping families together

For the children we serve in our residential program, the need to separate them from their families is usually because of a safety issue rooted in the emotional challenges they are experiencing. Traumas they have experienced because of instability in…

Eighteen Top Book Picks for Summer 2018

By Sherri Ginsberg Editor’s note:  Summer is here, which means your children have more time to read for pleasure. Here, Hillsides’ award-winning librarian Sherri Ginsberg, gives some top book  recommendations for children of all ages.      Readers 4 –…

Graduation 2018 – A Day of Emotion, Inspiration, and Hope

There was not a dry eye in the house on graduation day at the Hillsides Education Center (HEC). The graduates, including two of our long-time residents, proudly held their diplomas and shared their stories of how they got to this…

Eighteen Top Book Picks for Summer 2018

By Sherri Ginsberg Editor’s note:  Summer is here, which means your children have more time to read for pleasure. Here, Hillsides’ award-winning librarian Sherri Ginsberg, gives some top book  recommendations for children of all ages.      Readers 4 –…

Learn More

How One Social Worker Has the Right Stuff for the Joy and Heartache of Foster Care

by Alison Bell What is it like in the day of a foster care social worker?  It’s both harder and more rewarding than you might think. Patience and wisdom.  Check. Ability to smooth over potential conflicts with skill of a…

Learn More

Could You Be a Foster Parent?

 By Elizabeth Mariscal With over 21,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County, we need to ask ourselves, who is going to help raise these children when their biological families cannot?  They say it takes a village to raise…

Learn More