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Category: Costa’s Call


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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Help a Child Find Their `Happily Ever After’

Several years ago, Claudia Orange and her husband Rudy bought a four bedroom home.  The Rancho Cucamonga, California couple was unable to have children, and the place felt too big. Claudia began to think about becoming a resource parent (formerly…

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Can You Help A Determined Young Man Find a Job?

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO We all get to a point in our lives when we realize that nothing is free and everything requires hard work and determination. It is an especially poignant moment for our residents…

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Why this event is a time for action

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Students at Hillsides Education Center (HEC) commemorated the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting in solidarity with students from across the country with a memorial that recalled those who perished that…

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