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Category: Costa’s Call


If You See Something, Say Something

In commenting on the most recent death of a child, Anthony Avalos, in the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Supervisor Kathryn Barger asks how could this happen when there were so many…

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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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