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Category: 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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Prince Harry speaking out about trauma can help with mental health stigma

Many of the children and youth we serve have experienced great losses in their lives. For a child, the ultimate loss would be that of a parent, whether through death or because substance or alcohol use has resulted in their…

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Why considering the whole child’s needs provide for the best education possible

Recently a group of employees from our residential treatment program expressed their concern about some of the residents who attended the local public schools. They said the residents were at an increased risk of failing school and their treatment was…

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