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How and Why Hillsides Is Expanding our Community-Based Mental Health Services

May is Mental Health Month. While there are still a few days left in the month, I want to share with you some new developments at Hillsides that directly affect our outreach to the community for those coping with mental…

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How Recent Events at Hillsides Fit into a Bigger Picture

As most of you know, a few weeks ago, Hillsides made the announcement of our intent to merge with another respected child welfare agency, Bienvenidos. Since then, I have had the pleasure of speaking personally to many of our supporters and…

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The Healthcare Effect

Since announcing our intent to merge with Bienvenidos, many longtime supporters of the organization have reached out to better understand the rationale for this significant and historic milestone. Four recent developments prompted this opportunity: the Affordable Care Act, the integration…

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Why these reforms may prevent abuse

On a regular basis we are all overwhelmed by horrific stories of abuse and neglect of children. It seems incomprehensible that such atrocities can happen in our community. The sad reality is that no matter what is being done to…

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Defining Families

I’ve been invited to participate on a panel sponsored by the Pasadena Library entitled “Creating Families Today.” I admit the title is overwhelming. For many generations, Hillsides served as a surrogate family for many children who, for various reasons, were separated…

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