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We Mourn the Loss of Nancy Garni, a Great Advocate and Friend

We were informed that on Friday, October 9, Nancy Garni, a long-time employee at Hillsides and our chief advancement officer, passed away at her home in Pasadena surrounded by her husband and daughter. Nancy had been on a medical leave…

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Why Mental Illness Isn’t to Blame for Mass Shootings

Mental health services have become a very important part of the care we offer the children, youth, and families we serve. For the majority, their need is not an indicator of chronic mental illness but rather rooted in traumas that…

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10 Behavior Hacks You Can Use With Your Special Needs Kid Right Now

By Shannon Aronin, Guest Blogger There comes a time in every special needs family’s life when you realize… You have no idea what you are doing and parenting this child is not like parenting other children. The same rules don’t…

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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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5 Parenting Tips To Help You Survive the Last Weeks of Summer … and Beyond!

By Alison Bell Parents, you’re on the countdown to the end of summer vacation.   As much fun as it’s been having your kids around, as the weeks wear on, tempers can flare, kids can act out, and about now you…

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