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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…

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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

Students Demand an End to the Violence

The statistics are frightening; in the five years since the massacre at Sandy Hook there have been 239 school shootings, 438 children and staff shot, 138 murdered, and countless forever traumatized. It has become a ubiquitous preoccupation for many of…

Why the Nassar Case Proves We Should Believe the Children

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO The notorious case of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of more than 150 women and girls he treated as a USA Gymnastics and Michigan State sports physician has brought the issue of sexual…

Why Two Organizations are Better As One

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Many of our regular funders ask how the affiliation with Bienvenidos has gone, given its significance for both organizations. Integration of two organizations is best-described as a work in progress, and that certainly is…

Common Relationship Mistakes to Avoid this Valentine’s Day (and the Rest of Your Life!)

by Natalia Hughes In my years as a therapist, I’ve come to realize that relationships are very much like learning how to walk when you are an infant.  Walking starts with the basics of sitting, rolling, and learning how to…

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The Top 12 Reasons to Attend Hillsides Gala, La Nuit des Rêves

Our gala is coming up on February 24, and here are just a few reasons you won’t want to miss it. For those of you missing the Parisian landmarks, you can feast your eyes on a giant-sized replica of the…

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How to Help Your Children Fight the Winter Back-to-School Blues

By Mei-le Apalucci Once the holidays are over, it’s time for back to school. But often it’s hard for our children to get back into the daily routine of school.  “What we see while everyone is on break is there’s…

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