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Hillsides Launches Centennial Video

(PASADENA)  Lights, cameras, action.  See Hillsides like you’ve never seen it before as the Los Angeles County charity makes its debut on the centennial video. 

The video, which was produced in conjunction with Hillsides’ 100th birthday, was launched on the charity’s website and YouTube.  It features employees and clients of Hillsides, and highlights the organization’s different programs and its commitment to creating lasting change in the lives of children and youth in need.

“We are so excited to launch this video to the public,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer.  “This is a wonderful way to re-introduce Hillsides to the community as we mark 100 years of service.  We hope everyone will take the time to watch this entertaining and informative short video to learn more about the vision and the people behind Hillsides.”

The Centennial Video begins with a brief history of Hillsides.  Hillsides was founded in 1913 by a visionary young Deaconess of the Episcopal Church, Evelyn Wile, who broke the mold and created stable and loving homes for neglected and abandoned children at a time when most orphans were put into institutions.   The beautiful, park-like location in Pasadena where she built the first cozy cottages for the children is still the site of Hillsides main campus today.

The video  goes on to feature Hillsides core four programs:  Family Resource Centers, which offer community-based mental health programs and other crucial services  throughout Los Angeles County;  Residential Treatment Services, which provide a safe, stable environment for children and youth who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges;  Hillsides Education Center,  a therapeutic residential and day school offering individualized education for special-needs students; and Youth Moving On, which provides former foster care and probation youth affordable quality housing and other support services.       

“Starring” in the video are CEO Costa and Hillsides program directors Stacey Roth, Jay Bechtol, Tom Johnson, and Thomas Lee, and the charity’s Associate Executive Director, Susanne Crummey.

In addition, the video showcases Hillsides mission, which is to provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive,  It also highlights the charity’s  core qualities --  It is a significant, progressive, forward-looking leader, a resource, and staffed by a dynamic  team of experts.

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families.   The video launch is just one of many exciting events Hillsides has planned for its centennial year.  For more information, please visit  

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Contact: Marisol Barrios, Hillsides

Cell: 310-713-8567


Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. >
We offer community-based programs and services providing parenting classes, mental health support, and crucial resources for vulnerable children and families throughout Los Angeles County. >
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. >

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