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How One Family Opened Their Hearts and Their Home to Four Siblings in Foster Care

  The Alvarados’ home is filled with the voices of happy children calling “mom” and “pa.” These words may not seem special to the average family, but to Rosalinda and Carlos Alvarado, they mean everything. Four of their seven children…

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Are Children in Foster Care Overmedicated? 

Children in the foster care system have been traumatized in some way, if for no other reason that they have been removed from their families. Overmedication is a symptom of a system that is haphazard, uncoordinated, and driven by the need to safeguard its own interests rather than that of the children it serves.

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How Gratitude Makes an Impact

Hillsides is so fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary generosity of our donor community. This is especially evident during the holiday season when a legion of supporters provides a steady flow of gifts to satisfy the wish lists that the children, youth, and families we serve share with us.

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