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

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…

Why We Need Strong Leadership to Safeguard our Values

by Joseph M. Costa Photo Credit:  McEldowney/Richmond Times-Dispatch Recently Hillsides restated our vision statement to read, “We envision a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow and thrive.” Unfortunately, the unbridled displays…

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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Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By Leslie Santana Psychologist Howard Gardner, a John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, argued that instead of intelligence being a single ability, humans had the ability…

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Eight Tips that Spell School Success for Your Child

By Alison Bell Hard to believe, summer is almost over and school is about to begin. How to start this year right for your child?  Here are some easy, researched-backed tips  that will help your child be a success in…

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