Creating Lasting Change

Pasadena, CA   |


Hillsides is 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.

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President and CEO

Ms. Stacey R. Roth

Main address

940 Avenue 64

Pasadena, CA 91105 USA

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Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Residential Treatment Program

Hillsides Residential Treatment Services provide a safe and stable environment for children and youth who cannot live at home, who suffered trauma and who have severe emotional, psychological and behavioral challenges requiring specialized care and treatment. Our dynamic team of experts help vulnerable youngsters restore hope, rediscover the joy of childhood, and achieve a happier, more secure future. Our main campus, located on 17 acres of beautiful park-like grounds, includes five cottages, an arts and recreation center, a children's resource center, nursing offices for children and families, a playground, swimming pool, and a library. Three off-campus group homes provide older youth with the opportunity to develop independent living skills, job training and community experiences. Children and youth in our residential program also benefit from "wraparound" services that give them yet another layer of therapeutic support. With input from children and families, we partner with other agencies and resources to provide the highest quality continuum of care and ensure that each child and family reach their full potential.

About Our Residentially-Based Services Program
Los Angeles County's Residentially-Based Services program identified Hillsides as one of three agencies to provide innovative and comprehensive services using environmentally-based and intensive treatment interventions. We transformed two Hillsides cottages from a traditional residential setting to an open therapeutic environment that is portable and can seamlessly transition children into the community, taking the residential structure, services, and staff with them.

One primary goal of the program is to shorten the length of stay children may need to live away from their family and community by providing more intensive services. Each child and family has a team made up of a facilitator, a clinician, a child and family specialist and a parent partner. This team works with the family, the County, key community members, and other community supports to provide a safety net that can successfully bridge a child’s transition from the residential program into a permanent home.

What we believe
Children belong at home in their community.
Families are experts on themselves and their children.
Family culture is acknowledged and honored.
Planning and treatment are individualized and strength-based.
Family involvement and connections are essential.
Strong communities make strong families.
Services are adaptable and accessible 24 hours a day.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Families struggling through crises or challenging situations know they can find experienced practitioners who are responsive, accessible, and compassionate. Hillsides offers numerous community-based programs and services through several Hillsides Family Resource Centers in Los Angeles County. These centers provide parenting classes, mental health support, and additional crucial resources for vulnerable children and families. We also provide in-home counseling to families at risk who are unable to access the services in our resource centers. We intervene before children are removed from their homes in order to preserve families, help them begin to recover, and create secure, permanent living environments. In addition, we offer school-based mental health services in the Pasadena, Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, and Glendale/Burbank school districts because children's needs are often first detected in the school setting. We turn obstacles into opportunities to restore hope and honor the inherent integrity of each individual in every family.

Programs are partically funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services.

Our bilingual, bicultural multidisciplinary staff provide the following services:

Intake and assessment
Individual, group, and family therapy
Parenting, domestic violence, and substance abuse groups
Case management
Psychological testing
Psychiatric evaluation
Psychotropic Medication management
Resource and referrals
Crisis intervention
Walk-in services
Youth leadership
Community Enrichment Programs
Child abuse prevention education to community professionals
In addition to these services, Hillsides Family Resource Centers provide the following programs:

Full Service Partnerships
Proyecto Bondad
School-Based Services
Therapeutic Behavior Services
Intern Training Program

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Youth Moving On provides former foster youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them transition successfully to adulthood. Over 20,000 foster care and probation youth transition out of care each year burdened with the extraordinary feat of finding affordable housing and meaningful employment to survive. Many emancipated foster youth don't have the skills to live on their own and face homelessness and other obstacles. Others are able to preserve their dignity with a job and an apartment, but they struggle to live above the poverty line, unable to secure a living wage.

Hillsides created YMO with support from the Everychild Foundation in Los Angeles after staff noticed that many of our former foster care youth needed more help and time after emancipating at age 18 to prepare for the challenges of adulthood. A few organizations were providing transitional housing to emancipated foster youth, but there weren't enough beds for Hillsides youth and many others like them in Los Angeles and Pasadena. Hillsides' innovative transitional living and permanent housing programs give young adults the job training, financial know-how, and the counseling they need to find fulfilling careers and become responsible, self-sufficient adults. YMO's drop-in facility, the Peer Resource Center, serves transition-aged youth throughout Los Angeles County. Specific support YMO offers includes:

Healthy connections with supportive adults
Workforce development to eliminate barriers to meaningful employment
Weekly life skills classes that encourage community and critical thinking, teach coping skills and problem solving, and promote healthy lifestyles and civic engagement
Therapeutic and individualized rehab services
Career and Education counseling plus scholarships
Money Management training
Linkage to ancillary resources and service providers in Los Angeles

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Homeless people

Hillsides Education Center, located on our main campus, is a therapeutic residential and day school that offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning, and/or behavior challenges. Our staff of committed teachers help students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade refocus their energies and achieve newfound academic success through small classes, personalized attention, and progressive lesson plans. Children also have access to psychological counseling, music, art, speech therapy, and specialized resources. The combination of academic and clinical support allows students to find growth not only within, but outside the classroom. Our staff helps them develop problem-solving skills, work cooperatively, become more aware of their feelings, think creatively, and build positive images of themselves that will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Our Education Center contracts with more than 20 school districts in Southern California for residential, day student, and in-district mental health support, allowing us to advocate for and impact the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children and families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with learning disabilities

We provide treatment and adoptions services included in the home-based care to children and youth ranging from newborn to 21 years old from all backgrounds.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Goals & Strategy

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Our goals are:
To raise the Behavioral Health Division to better streamline services, training, and outcomes by creating a seamless workflow system to efficiently deliver these services and enhance our client service model

To explore and establish a strategic affiliation to better leverage workforce, contracts, operations, and resources to serve children, youth, and families in Los Angeles County

To measure financial performances by providing monthly budgets to each department supervisor to balance the budget



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Board of directors
as of 04/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Deborah Booth

Lyn Spector

Deborah Booth

John S. Gong

Brent M. Mason

Susan Noce

Ed Sniecienski

Donald Clark

James J Keatley

Jesse Cripps

Isidro Armenta

Valerie Casey

Katrin Doyle

Schuyler Hollingsworth, Jr.

Stacey Hoppe

J. Christopher Jennings

Edward J. Patterson

Renee Pozza

Liam J. McGuinness

Bree E. Cook

Donna B. Ford

Ava Herrera

Judith Kim

Judy Kenyon Martin

Pamela Mahon

Kathleen O'Connor

Alexander Poer

Joe Regan

Barbara Scheper

Elizabeth Short

John H. Taylor

Uyen-Uyen Vo

Janis M. Tanji Wong

Shelly Fiumani

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/24/2022

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Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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Heterosexual or straight
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Person without a disability

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