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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Gun Violence Continues to be an Ongoing Health Crisis

Once again, last week the nation was rocked by a tragic incident of gun violence. It was noteworthy because it targeted elected officials, reminding us how fragile we are as a nation during a time of unprecedented discord. The commentary…

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Congratulations to our High School Graduates

One of the most momentous occasions in life is graduation from high school. Many of us see this as a very achievable milestone — predictable and expected. However, for others, graduating from high school is not a given. For example,…

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