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How independence is achieved through connectedness

When we measure success for our clients, we assess to what degree they have achieved a level of independence that would allow them to function well unencumbered by the issues that brought them into care in the first place. However,…

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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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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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Why Two Organizations are Better As One

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Many of our regular funders ask how the¬†affiliation with Bienvenidos¬†has gone, given its significance for both organizations. Integration of two organizations is best-described as a work in progress, and that certainly is…

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Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Giving Tuesday

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO As we gear up for the holidays with the impending Thanksgiving weekend, I am overwhelmed by the amount of supporters who devote their resources and energies to Hillsides, especially during this time…

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