Mission and Core Values | Hillsides

Mission and Core Values

We are a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We envision a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow, and thrive.

Hillsides Core Values

These values have been the heart of Hillsides since 1913, and they will continue to guide the organization:

  • Quality Care: We foster a culture of excellence to ensure that clients and their families receive the highest quality of care through our continuum of services.
  • Respect: We honor the worth of each individual client, family, staff member, and community partner.
  • Integrity: We act with honesty and accountability to build trust and achieve results.
  • Transparency: We value openness and clarity in our work to assure clients, families, staff, and community partners of our strong organization management.
  • Compassion: We treat all individuals with kindness and practice a culture of trauma-responsive care.
  • Collaboration: We engage clients, families, and community partners in our work to improve outcomes and ensure long-term success.
  • Innovation: We demonstrate impact through the exploration and implementation of new, data-informed ideas and a commitment to continuous improvement.


We provide home-based family care (formerly known as foster care) to help children and youth heal from the effects of trauma. Included in the home-based care are treatment and adoption services for children and youth ranging from newborn to 21 years old. >
Our 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. >
We offer comprehensive family support and individual mental health treatment for children and adolescents, ages 6 to 17. This program includes a Residential Treatment Center (RTC), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), as well as coordinated family and aftercare programming. >
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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940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105 | (323) 254-2274  | Fax: (323) 254-0598
Compliance Hotline: (323) 254-2277 | compliance@hillsides.org
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