It is the policy of Hillsides to treat all clients with fairness and professionalism and to strive for excellence in providing services to clients. Hillsides policy provides clients and their families or legal guardians with the opportunity to express a problem or grievance related to the quality of services.  If you feel you have been treated unfairly, unprofessionally or feel that your rights have been breached, the following procedure should be used.
Hillsides grievance procedure is designed to provide a means for those applying for Hillsides' services and clients receiving services to bring a grievance to the attention of Hillsides and to reach a speedy resolution. Hillsides has a strict policy prohibiting retaliation in any form against anyone who files a grievance.
A grievance is defined as any situation or condition that a client thinks is unfair, unjust or inequitable. In addition, if a client merely states they want to file a grievance, a grievance should be completed.  Under this Client Grievance Procedure, you should submit a grievance in the following sequence:
  • If you have a grievance, the concern can be discussed with a Hillsides staff. If you decide to speak to a Hillsides staff and an agreement cannot   be reached, you should proceed to the next step of this grievance procedure.  You can also file a grievance without any discussion and proceed to the next step.  Grievance forms can be found at the following:
    1.  The lobby of any Hillsides site.
    2.  On the computers assigned for client use.  Please see desktop for grievance icon
    3.  You can request the form from any Hillsides staff.
    4.  Call (323) 254-2274, ext. 12231 to request a form.
    5.  On our website at  Click "Grievance Form" on home page 
  • If the matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you may choose to discuss your concerns with any supervisor.
  • Once notified in writing, Hillsides will initiate an investigation within two business days and provide an acknowledgment to you within 7 business days.
  • Hillsides will report the outcome of the complaint investigation to you within 14 business days after the complaint is received.  If it has not been possible to gather the necessary information that would lead to a resolution by 14 days,  you  will be notified and given  a new date, up to 30 days, by which a resolution or determination will be made.
  • If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the results, you may contact Hillsides Chief Executive  Officer to further discuss the matter. The CEO will conduct a review of the matter and will respond  to  you  in  writing  within  10  business  days.  The  CEO's decision and recommendations will be final.



This form is to be completed if you wish to make or file a grievance or complaint.  You may also ask someone else who is acting with your knowledge and consent to write or express the grievance.  You may file this report anonymously, without your name, however it may make it more difficult for Hillsides to address the matter.


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