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Category: Costa’s Call


Keeping families together

For the children we serve in our residential program, the need to separate them from their families is usually because of a safety issue rooted in the emotional challenges they are experiencing. Traumas they have experienced because of instability in…

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Eighteen Top Book Picks for Summer 2018

By Sherri Ginsberg Editor’s note:  Summer is here, which means your children have more time to read for pleasure. Here, Hillsides’ award-winning librarian Sherri Ginsberg, gives some top book  recommendations for children of all ages.      Readers 4 –…

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Graduation 2018 – A Day of Emotion, Inspiration, and Hope

There was not a dry eye in the house on graduation day at the Hillsides Education Center (HEC). The graduates, including two of our long-time residents, proudly held their diplomas and shared their stories of how they got to this…

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The violence cannot be ignored

School shootings have become commonplace. They have averaged a little more than one a week since the beginning of 2018, 21 in total. Often the suggested remedy to such unspeakable violence is more funding for mental health services, greater security,…

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Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voice for the Safekeeping of Children

  At the end of April, Hillsides joined with other advocates to gather in Washington, D.C. for the annual Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Advocacy Conference. The gathering is an opportunity for members of CWLA to learn about new…

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