LOS ANGELES, October 12, 2017 – Hillsides is pleased to announce that Cindy Macias has been named the senior director of Bienvenidos Foster Care and Adoption Services. Bienvenidos is an affiliate of Hillsides.
In this position, Macias, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will help develop and implement a strategic plan for the direction, growth and diversity of services of the program. She will also assist in the development and management of the annual budget and goals for the foster family division and all activities associated with program operations.
Further, she will direct the development and implementation of program infrastructure, policies, and procedures to assure consistency across sites and within the department and ensure adherence to the state and county standards for out-of-home care, among other duties.
Previously Macias served as the director for Hillsides Family Resource Centers, South Pasadena for four years, where she managed all programs and services. Prior to that, Macias headed up both the Family Resource Centers, Pasadena (which moved to South Pasadena) and the Family Resource Centers, Echo Park.
Macias started her career at Hillsides in 2001 as a therapeutic behavioral specialist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.
Bienvenidos Foster Care and Adoption Services program provides 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. The program serves multiple counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about the program, please visit http://bienvenidos.org/bienvenidos-programs/foster-care-adaptation-program.
Hillsides is dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the agency serves more than 14,000 children and families in Southern California throughout more than 40 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoption services are offered in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. To learn more about Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena.