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Hillsides Expands Presence in East Los Angeles
3.26.19
Left to right: Isidro Armenta, a Hillsides board member; Brook Nisen, director of the Bienvenidos Family Resource Center, East Los Angeles; Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa; and Correnda Perkins, division chief,  transition-aged youth services.

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2019 – Hillsides, a foster care and mental health charity, has expanded its presence in East Los Angeles. On March 21, the agency hosted an Open House to introduce the community to the Bienvenidos Family Resource Center, East Los Angeles, located at 5400 E. Olympic Blvd. Some 80 guests enjoyed light refreshments, a slide show presentation, and a short program led by Hillsides President and CEO Joseph M. Costa. During the event, representatives from Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ office presented Hillsides with a special commendation.

Bienvenidos, an affiliate of Hillsides, has been in the East Los Angeles community for more than 30 years, but recently moved offices to consolidate services and gain more space and treatment rooms. The new location, which serves some 500 clients, offers mental health services, school-based services, a family preservation program to keep families together, and wraparound services that provide team-based support for children with mental health needs.

Project SAFE-LA, an HIV, Hepatitis C, and substance abuse prevention program for youth ages 13 – 24 who live in East Los Angeles, is also housed at the location. In the future, the office will also expand its services to transition-aged youth ages 16 – 25.

To learn more about the services offered at Bienvenidos Family Resource Center, East Los Angeles, please call visit wwww.hillsides.org.

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About Hillsides

Hillsides, with its affiliate Bienvenidos, 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 nearly 17,000 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 adoptions 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.

 

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. >
Residential Treatment Services provide a safe and stable environment where children and youths, who cannot live at home, suffered trauma, or have severe emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive. >
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. >

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