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.