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Why considering the whole child’s needs provide for the best education possible

Recently a group of employees from our residential treatment program expressed their concern about some of the residents who attended the local public schools. They said the residents were at an increased risk of failing school and their treatment was…

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Why We Have Great Expectations for the Coming Year

Expectations are important because more often than not, they can influence outcomes. Some prefer to have reasonable expectations that are modest and easily achieved while others dream big and expect great results. The expectations we have affects our commitment to…

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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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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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Why Relationships Matter

When former residents come to campus to visit, typically the first thing they ask is something like, “Is Melvyn still here?” “Can I see Momma Lucy?” or “How is Jo Jo doing? Can I say hi?” Melvyn Washington, Lucy “Momma…

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