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Why the Future of Residential Treatment Affects Relative Caregivers

Nationally the trend in foster care is to use residential treatment centers like Hillsides as a resource for children and families to 1) assess the challenges they are experiencing, 2) provide a consistent therapeutic environment within which to stabilize the…

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What I Am Thankful For

I was walking through the campus today when I saw one of our students who recently experienced a significant loss in his family, the death of a parent. He seemed to be dealing with it by withdrawing and giving himself…

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How one former resident’s life has come full circle back to Hillsides

Two weeks ago on September 11, Hillsides had the good fortune to be the recipient of Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA) annual “Big Give.”  TSA, a Los Angeles affordable housing company, raised more than $96,000 in cash and in-kind donations…

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What children in foster care really need when it comes to medication management

An article in this week’s Pasadena Star-News draws attention to the use of psychotropic medication for children in the foster care system based on a recent study published by the Bay Area News Group. The statistics in the study show…

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The Surprising Hidden Benefits of Dishwashing    

Hillsides doesn’t typically employ our residents. However, we do strive to follow our clients’ initiative to help them become successes. A few months ago, one of our staff members approached me, hoping we could provide an opportunity for one of…

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