On occasion, I get notified that a child in the residential program has eluded staff and left the campus without authorization. As you can image, this is a significant concern. Typically this is a child who is experiencing an episode…Read More
Unlike many of our peer organizations, Hillsides does not provide foster family services. We do not have any foster homes associated with Hillsides. When asked why that was the case, my predecessor, John Hitchcock, indicated he was reluctant to provide…Read More
Where were you 50 years ago when Martin Luther King, Jr. led that historic march on Washington, D.C. and shared his famous “I Have a Dream” speech? I was getting ready to enter 8th grade and had no clue how…Read More
Although I enjoy regular contact with any number of officials at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), it is rare that I get a direct request for assistance regarding a child being referred to our Residential Treatment Services….Read More
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