Two Los Angeles Child Welfare Agencies Announce Intent to Merge
(PASADENA, CA, April 15, 2016)—On April 14, the boards of directors of Hillsides and Bienvenidos signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Term Sheet stating their intent to merge. Several developments over the past four years have prompted these two leading child welfare agencies in Southern California to explore an affiliation with one another, consolidate missions to leverage their success, and increase their collective impact.
Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency serves more than 6,240 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 26 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park Unified School Districts.
Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families, and transforming communities. Serving 7,000 children and families annually, the agency operates its programs out of nine locations in East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. This includes licensed foster homes that serve Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Bienvenidos Children's Center is proud to announce that it has earned Behavioral Health Home Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification demonstrates Bienvenidos' commitment to integration and coordination of primary physical and behavioral health care services....Read On