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Fourth of July Symbolizes Independence for Country and Former Foster Youth

Fourth of July signifies our country’s independence. This celebration comes during a time when many young men and women in foster care have reached the age of 18 and have graduated from high school, thus becoming independent from the system…

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Graduation Brings Increased Anxiety for Foster Youth

Graduation is a time when foster care youth experience increased anxiety. Foster care youth living in foster homes or residential treatment facilities, who have reached the age of 18 and have graduated from high school, must find another place to…

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Congratulations to Our High School Graduates

Today is a wonderful day at Hillsides, in particular for all the staff at Hillsides Education Center, who dedicate year after year to working with our students in providing them a quality education. Today is a day to acknowledge our…

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Oscar Award Winning Actress Marlee Matlin Visit Our Children in Pasadena

After attending our Second Annual Hillsides Foster Soles Kickoff Party, Oscar Award winning actress Marlee Matlin was interested in learning more about Hillsides from Steve Gleason, one of our board members. After meeting her, I invited her for a tour…

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A New Era for Hillsides

Coming to Los Angeles from another multi-service children’s charity in Northern California, Sunny Hills Services, I am excited about my position as Hillsides’ chief executive officer. The Board worked for over two years to identify a successor to John Hitchcock,…

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