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6.6.18
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2018 – Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and PetSmart were among local businesses offering youth job opportunities at an employment and resource fair hosted by Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and child welfare charity. More than 100 youth attended the fair, which was put on by Hillsides’ Youth Moving On (YMO) program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
6.6.18
LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2018 -- Hillsides Education Center (HEC), a therapeutic residential and non-public school in Pasadena, graduated 10 seniors on May 31, 2018. In an emotional ceremony, the students told of the many challenges they overcame to meet this milestone. The students spoke of the hardships they had encountered on the road to graduation, including deaths of family members and mental health issues. They thanked their family, friends, and the HEC staff for helping them heal enough to focus on their studies and graduate.
5.25.18
  LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2018 – Hillsides, a Southern California foster care and child welfare charity, will host  an Employment & Resource Fair for youth ages 16-25 on May 30 through its Youth Moving On program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.  The job fair will run from between 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., and is located at the program’s transitional housing apartments, the Oakland Summit Apartments, located at 650 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.  All youth ages 16 – 25 are welcome.  Raffles, door prizes, and lunch will be provided.
5.25.18
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5.24.18
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2018 -- Hillsides, a child welfare and foster care charity, has adopted a Risking Connection® staff training program to help clients recover from trauma.  Risking Connection®, a registered trademark of the Sidran Foundation, was created by the Traumatic Stress Institute, and emphasizes recovery through four channels under the RICH acronym, Respectful, Informative, Connected, and Hopeful.  The plan is for Hillsides’ entire agency of 520 staff to receive training in the next two years.   

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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. >
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. >