“Much has changed in the last century,” said Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer. “Pasadena has grown into a large, thriving metropolis, our campus has expanded to include numerous new buildings, and we’ve developed an extensive network of services throughout the community. Yet some things remain the same – quality care, innovation, and advocacy. These principals are the foundation for the next 100 years.”
Hillsides has dozens of exciting events planned for 2013. One of the biggest of the year is just around the corner: Hillsides Centennial Gala, held Saturday night, February 23, at The Langham, Huntington, Pasadena, which will feature celebrities such as Emmy award-winning actress Jean Smart, NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman, comedian George Lopez and talk show host Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Hillsides will also be launching a social media campaign, “100 Faces of Hillsides,” where it will feature 100 individuals who have a connection to Hillsides, and a “100 Ways to Give” campaign. To learn more and be a part of the centennial celebration, visit http://www.Hillsides.org.
A Short History of Hillsides:
1913: Hillsides began as an orphanage for 13 children in a home on Avenue 28 in what is now Highland Park. The founder of Hillsides, a Deaconess in the Episcopal Church, Evelyn Wile, scrubbed the house herself to prepare it for the children.
1918: Hillsides moved to three homey cottages on the site of our current Residential Treatment Services on Avenue 64 in Pasadena. Here, on 17 rolling acres, the children could rec
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