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

Celebrating Foster Care Month: How One Little Girl Found her `Forever Family’

Hillsides is dedicated to the goal of creating permanency for the children and youth we serve. For the vast majority of the children, the best pathway is to support their parents and extended family to address any issues that might…

Why We Need to Make Our Voices Heard During Mental Health Awareness Month

To say that there is a lot going on in Washington, DC these days is an understatement. Although the most recent events have taken the attention away from efforts to reform access to healthcare, the initiative that was passed by…

The Power of Volunteerism and How One Volunteer Led to a $5 Million Grant

This week is National Volunteer Week. At last count Hillsides had approximately 350 volunteers. Some of them provide a number of one-on-one services for our residents and community-based clients such as tutoring while others serve by sponsoring and participating in…

Seven Expert Tips on How to Help a Family or Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

Editor’s Note:  For those readers who recently watched the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies,” you may still be reeling from the shocking domestic violence scenes  that revealed that domestic violence can be present where it is least suspected.  Unfortunately…

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Four Key Elements Youth Should Consider Before Job Hunting

Editor’s Note:  Hillsides Youth Moving On Program provides workforce development services to 325 current and former foster youth annually. The cornerstone of these services is the Los Angeles TAY Collaborative job training curriculum created by Columbia University in New York,…

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Five Coaching Tips to Bring Out the Best in Young Athletes

By Jason Starr and Randall Trice (Left to right:  Randall Trice and Jason Starr) Editor’s Note: Maybe you’re a coach of a youth league.  Or your kids are involved in sports and you coach them at home.  What tips really…

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