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Why We Have Great Expectations for the Coming Year

Expectations are important because more often than not, they can influence outcomes. Some prefer to have reasonable expectations that are modest and easily achieved while others dream big and expect great results. The expectations we have affects our commitment to…

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Finding Light in Darkness – How Your Gifts Create Holiday Magic

Holiday lights are everywhere. Even in the midst of the construction on the Hillsides campus, cottages have been rimmed with lights peeking through the construction barriers. Holiday pageants are being held, and gifts are being collected from volunteers, sorted to…

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One Victory for Child Welfare but the Dysfunction Continues

During this last year, Congress entertained a piece of legislation called The Families First Prevention Services Act. This was an attempt to increase funding for much-needed prevention services for vulnerable children and families by shifting existing funds away from resources…

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A Legacy of Giving and How You Can Also Give Back

I received some very sad news this weekend that a former board member and longtime donor and supporter died unexpectedly last Friday, Holly Davis. The list of Holly’s support for Hillsides is long, from giving dancing instruction to our residents,…

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Thank you for giving to our children, youth and families

As I have for several years, I head to the Northeast to spend Thanksgiving visiting with family and friends. On the night before I was leaving, I saw a convoy of SUVs make its way onto the campus. Volunteers from…

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