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Category: Costa’s Call


Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Giving Tuesday

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO As we gear up for the holidays with the impending Thanksgiving weekend, I am overwhelmed by the amount of supporters who devote their resources and energies to Hillsides, especially during this time…

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How taking this one action can help someone recover from trauma and feel hopeful

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for the yearlong abundance we have received.Illustrating these blessings is the bounty of food around table, our communion with family and friends, and the time…

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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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