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How One Youth’s Resourcefulness and Resilience Inspired An Entire Room

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Older generations sometimes look upon younger people as aimless and dependent, raising questions about what the future will bring when a younger generation assumes a role of leadership. Just as the skepticism…

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What it Takes to Beat a Dysfunctional Family, Foster Care, Homelessness, and Poverty

By  Michael Gallardo, Youth Moving On intern Some people never make it. My father never made it: neither did my mom. I have seven sisters and five brothers and know the foster care system like the days of the week….

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A Time to Be Inspired

By Hillsides CEO Joseph M. Costa The pages of the Los Angeles Times capture our attention more often than not because they report on breaking news, from crime and violence to national and world affairs. So it was refreshing that…

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How Youth Are Beating Incredible Odds

During a recent conversation with Thomas Lee, the director of Youth Moving On, Hillsides program of services for youth 18-25 formerly in former foster or probation, it became obvious that the odds against these young people are significant. In its…

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Adopt a Family for the Holidays, Please

As much as we are known for our residential treatment services, over the last two decades Hillsides has developed a considerable capacity as a provider of community-based programs.  We reach out to fragile and vulnerable children and their families who…

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