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┬ápenned by Hillsides staff. Complementing the weekly blog, “Costa’s Call,” Hillsides CEO Joseph M. Costa┬ádiscusses 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

Can You Help A Determined Young Man Find a Job?

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO We all get to a point in our lives when we realize that nothing is free and everything requires hard work and determination. It is an especially poignant moment for our residents…

Why this event is a time for action

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Students at Hillsides Education Center (HEC) commemorated the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting in solidarity with students from across the country with a memorial that recalled those who perished that…

A New Approach to Handling the Unavoidable Trauma of Life

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Trauma is an unavoidable part of life. The critical issue is how to address it in such a way that its potential lingering effects are mitigated. The stories of the children, youth,…

From Awareness to Action: A Journey of Understanding the LA Homelessness Crisis

By Cristian Bojin   Each night I get to be home with my beautiful wife and 5-year-old daughter. Often, as my wife and I are tucking our daughter into her cozy bed, we tell her how much we love her….

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Five Ways to Find Everyday Spirituality in Your Life

By Rev. Robin A. Rhodes Everyday spirituality is a good topic for this half-way point through the Christian Lenten season of reflection. Many of us have been on the journey of attending to our physical, social, emotional, and mental self-care….

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A New Approach to Handling the Unavoidable Trauma of Life

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Trauma is an unavoidable part of life. The critical issue is how to address it in such a way that its potential lingering effects are mitigated. The stories of the children, youth,…

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