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How keeping families together fulfills dreams

No matter how challenging a family situation can be, there are few children I have met in 30 years in this field who do not long for the love and caring of a family. If not their own, they desire…

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Why the Future of Residential Treatment Affects Relative Caregivers

Nationally the trend in foster care is to use residential treatment centers like Hillsides as a resource for children and families to 1) assess the challenges they are experiencing, 2) provide a consistent therapeutic environment within which to stabilize the…

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Why LA County Must Opt In to Fund Relative Caregivers

I read recently that the average cost to bring up a child is about $250,000. No one would deny that our children are worth every penny, but it’s quite a sobering number for anyone considering taking on the responsibility of…

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Class is Now in Session

What comes to mind when you think of Hillsides? More often than not, most people think of Hillsides as an “orphanage” or better yet a safe place for “troubled” youth. The fact of the matter is that these terms are…

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