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Learn why Hillsides celebrated “Independence Day” early this year

Last Thursday, June 26, was the year anniversary of the Peer Resource Center (PRC), an initiative of our Youth Moving On program that offers support and services for youth formerly in foster care and transitioning to independence. The testimony I…

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Strategy for independence

The New York Times recently had a great exposé on former foster youth and their challenges to get a college degree. The article featured numerous youth in Los Angeles and the Guardian Scholars program that supports former foster youth with…

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Auspicious Date

Some have made much of the fact that the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12thyear of this century is auspicious and as a result reserved for special celebrations like weddings.  Others see it as just a precursor…

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Inspirational Stories of Youth

One challenge of being Hillsides CEO is setting time aside for direct interaction with those we serve in spite of numerous commitments. The other day I had the opportunity to visit Youth Moving On (YMO) and met with a handful…

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Homeless Youth Step into Affordable Housing

More than 5,000 youth, when they turn 18, emancipate or “age out” of California’s foster care system, and nearly 1,000 youth exit care each year in Los Angeles. They lose access to all state-funded foster care services and, for the…

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