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9.8.16
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2016 -- Hillsides, a Los Angeles foster care charity, has named Donna Ford to a two-year term as the new chair of its board of directors. Ford has been a member of Hillsides board of directors for 11 years and served as Hillsides 2011 gala chair. She replaces Brent M. Mason, who remains on the board in an ex-officio position. She leads the board during a crucial time for Hillsides, which is wrapping up a $12 million capital campaign to renovate its aging Pasadena campus and just affiliated with another child welfare organization, Bienvenidos.
8.19.16
LOS ANGELES, August 19, 2016 – Hillsides, a Los Angeles foster care charity, has appointed Dan Braun as chief financial officer. Braun will oversee all agency business matters including banking, legal affairs, registrations and filings, tax returns, investments, compensation and benefits. He will supervise three departments: financial operations, information technology, and operations, and develop and maintain the fiscal business management of Hillsides Youth Moving On program for transition-aged youth and Hillsides therapeutic school, Hillsides Education Center.
8.19.16
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2016 – Hillsides, a foster care charity in Los Angeles, is offering free tutoring to students ages 4 – 14  at its Family Resource Centers located in Baldwin Park, Echo Park, and South Pasadena. Beginning the week of August 22, children will be offered after-school drop-in tutoring on a weekly basis. Tutors will be available to help students with homework, school projects, and individual reading instruction through Hillsides intensive reading program, Reading Rocks.
8.8.16
The trauma that children and youth in foster care experience is a serious issue which deserves not only our attention but our concerted action to eliminate it. A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News (SJMN) suggests that Hillsides and a consulting psychiatrist contributed to this trauma after psychotropic medication was prescribed to a former resident who was discharged from our care eight years ago. The article insinuates a pattern of unnecessary use of psychotropic medication.
7.15.16
Hillsides has received $20,000 through the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support Hillsides children's library and the Reading Rocks program.  The Hillsides library creates a supportive, engaging environment for the 185 children who live and attend school on Hillsides campus each year.  It offers an array of learning activities, including visits by local authors and musicians, arts and crafts, and reading groups.

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Family Resource Centers offer numerous community-based programs and services that provide parenting classes, mental health support, and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena. >
Residential Treatment Services provide a safe and stable environment where children and youths, who cannot live at home, suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive. >
Education Center, a therapeutic residential and day school, offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning and/or behavior challenges for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. >
Youth Moving On, with support from The Everychild Foundation, provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them become responsible, self-sufficient adults. >

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