Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Praised in Congressional Testimony by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection was praised today in testimony delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, during a Human Resources Subcommittee Hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, dedicated to “Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults to Break the Cycle of Poverty,” a statement from Cheryl Oldham, Vice President of Education Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, noted that “many youth, particularly those who are at-risk, are simply not aware of the many opportunities that exist in the labor market because they have not been exposed to professional careers. There is no better way to tear

Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic to Host May 18 Open House

Hillside Children’s Center will hold an Open House for the newly renovated Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic on Thursday, May 18 from 10am to 8pm at 1100 University Avenue in Rochester. This event coincides with National Prevention Week (May 14-20), dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. The Hillside Child and Family Therapy Clinic provides mental heath services for youth and adults, including crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and outreach and connections to community resources. Most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid. The University Avenue Clinic will offer walk-in/same-day access

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Profiled in National Report

The longstanding relationship between Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) and Wegmans Food Markets—HW-SC’s leading employment partner—is featured in Investing in Entry-Level Talent: Retention Strategies that Work, a new report produced by the consulting firm FSG (www.fsg.org). The FSG report profiles companies nationwide that are using innovative programs to help entry-level employees stay in their jobs and advance with their employers. HW-SC’s Jobs Institute helps eligible student participants connect with part-time jobs while maintaining good grades and school attendance, while employment partners such as Wegmans work closely with the student

Live-Simulcast Adoption Conference in Rochester and Syracuse April 7 & 8

Hillside Children’s Center is partnering with New Hope Family Services to present a live simulcast of the two-day Empowered to Connect Conference, from 10am to 6pm April 7 and 8 at two Hillside locations: 1 Mustard Street in Rochester; and The Rise, 516 Salt Springs Road in Syracuse. The conference equips families, parents and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. It is designed to bring attachment and connection in families to help them heal and reach their intrinsic potential. Each day begins with a light breakfast and will

Susan St. Onge Joins Hillside Family of Agencies as Chief Advancement Officer

Susan St. Onge Joins Hillside Family of Agencies as Chief Advancement Officer Executive Role Will Focus on Philanthropy and Organizational Advancement  Hillside Family of Agencies is pleased to announce that Susan St. Onge has joined the health, education and human-services organization, as Chief Advancement Officer and President of Hillside Children’s Foundation. St. Onge will lead and provide a strategic vision for all fundraising activities and programs across Hillside Family of Agencies, including the reinforcement of philanthropic efforts, promotion of Hillside and its affiliates to new audiences, and generating new interest in and support for Hillside’s ongoing work toward fulfilling its

Maple Weekends at Snell Farm Children’s Center

We are celebrating 2  Maple Weekends at Snell Farm Children’s Center Everyone is invited March18 and 19 and March 25 and 26 to stop by anytime between 10am and 4pm and visit our sugar shack at 7320 Snell Hill Road, Bath, NY

  • Watch maple syrup being made and learn about the process.
  • Sample freshly made syrup on our free pancakes and wash it down with a cup of cocoa.
  • Free recipe books coloring books, and maple cotton candy.
  • Get your picture taken with your favorite alpaca, rabbit, cow or chicken when

Hillside Launches Care Management Services for Medicaid-Eligible Children

Hillside Launches Care Management Services for Medicaid-Eligible Children Hillside Family of Agencies has launched a new program designed to provide essential coordination of health services for children who need it most. Hillside Care Management for Children, part of the New York State Children’s Health Homes initiative, delivers personalized coordination of all services an eligible child might need—including behavioral health, medical, social services and more—to ensure that all those modalities work together seamlessly, for greater quality of care and improved individual results. In the program, a Hillside Care Manager serves as a liaison between the child/family and the network of

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Save the Date and Register Now

When: January 19, 2017 Time: 8:30am – 10:30am Where: Hillside Conference Center, 1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609 RSVP: Register by January 13. January is National Human Trafficking Month. Please join this thoughtful discussion on trafficking and its effects on youth and families. Registration is closed

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to Receive $3 Million in URI Funding

The State of New York has announced that Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC), an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, will receive a $3 million incentive award from the $500 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) funding earned by the Rochester/Finger Lakes region earlier this year. The incentive award, matched by private donations, will provide a total of $6 million in increased support for HW-SC—enabling significant expansion in the Rochester area, where 2,100 students currently participate in the program. “Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection has always been a true public-private partnership, and this New York State incentive award—to be matched by private funds—is a

Lesinski Recognized for Achievement in Behavior Analysis

Dan Lesinski, Hillside’s Executive Director of Developmental Disabilities and Greater Monroe Residential Treatment, has been recognized by the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Behavior Analysis. Lesinski received the award at the 27th annual NYSABA conference, held Friday, October 28 n Albany. NYSABA is the state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the state affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). Lesinski, who joined Hillside in 2002, has been a member of NYSABA since 2009 and a board member for the last five years. He is