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Celebrating Foster Care Month: How One Little Girl Found her `Forever Family’

Hillsides is dedicated to the goal of creating permanency for the children and youth we serve. For the vast majority of the children, the best pathway is to support their parents and extended family to address any issues that might…

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Mental Health Series Part 2: Have you had Your Vitamin D Today?

By Alison Bell Some people de-stress through exercise.  Some through meditation.  Others find ample doses of chocolate works best.  But one surprisingly effective method you might not have tried is hand drumming. Playing a hand drum, such as a bongo…

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How storytelling helps youth at Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena

Hillsides Education Center collaborates with Story Tribe, an organization that empowers youth to express themselves, share their stories, and reflect on topics that impact their lives. Story Tribe does this by offering a dynamic creative writing and performance program that connects…

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How one program finds family connections during the holidays

Holiday promotions have started earlier this year than in the past, and the context for most of these ads is gift giving within the family. Our residents don’t watch much television, but you can be sure that even limited exposure…

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How one former resident’s life has come full circle back to Hillsides

Two weeks ago on September 11, Hillsides had the good fortune to be the recipient of Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA) annual “Big Give.”  TSA, a Los Angeles affordable housing company, raised more than $96,000 in cash and in-kind donations…

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