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.

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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

Child Welfare Heroes

There has been some debate about who exactly falls into the category of essential workers during this time of COVID-19 quarantine. Most agree that health care workers, first responders and grocery store personnel fall into this category. And there are…

COVID Masks Child Abuse

Since the introduction of “shelter in place” measures here and around the country, child welfare systems have reported a significant decline in child abuse reports. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times noted the trend here in Los Angeles…

Why the Latest School Shooting Shows the Need for Both Mental Health Services and Gun Control Measures

The recent school shooting in Highland Ranch, Colorado prompted the community there to gather in a vigil to recall the heroism of one student who perished tackling the shooter, another fellow student. At one point during the vigil, the assembly…

10 Essential Mental Health Tips for all Families

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month.  We thought it was a great time to ask Hillsides senior clinical manager Paul Inglizian, LCSW, for his top tips on how to keep a family mentally healthy and happy.  Below is…

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7 Ways to Manage Stress While Wedding Planning

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Nothing challenges your mental health more than planning a wedding.  Here, one bride-to-be offers her tips for sanity. By Lisa Gavitt Getting engaged to someone you love is one of life’s sweetest…

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7 Essential Tips to Help Youth Land a Job

By Joshua Mathieu One of the most exciting accomplishments we can witness at the Peer Resource Center, a one-stop shop for transition-aged youth ages 16-25, is when a young adult gains employment. Whether our youth are seeking their first job…

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