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About Us

Founded in 2020, the Hillside Atlanta Foundation supports Hillside in its mission to help children and families thrive by providing outstanding residential and community behavioral health services.

Since 1888, Hillside has cared for children in need. Those needs and the challenges of meeting them have continually evolved, but for more than 130 years Hillside has adapted to help each child flourish.

That’s why, today, Hillside is recognized as one of the nation’s top behavioral health treatment centers for children and adolescents. It’s why Hillside, a leader in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), became the first child and adolescent residential facility certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™. It’s why pediatric medical and psychiatric fellows from elite institutions like Morehouse College and Emory University seek out opportunities to learn at Hillside. And it’s why innovative institutions such as Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics collaborate with Hillside.

But Hillside isn’t resting on its reputation. New challenges and new insights are constantly propelling Hillside forward.

A rising suicide rate. Reductions in managed care insurance support. New, more effective protocols. A bold commitment to bring Hillside’s expertise and treatment to more communities. An imperative to always do better.

The Hillside Atlanta Foundation helps Hillside rise to these new challenges: Providing scholarships for children and professional training for all the doctors and staff of Hillside. Funding research and innovative new treatments. And expanding access to quality treatment across the state and region.

So that Hillside remains at the forefront of child and adolescent behavioral health care. So that communities can break the cycle of inadequate treatment. So that families can be strong and whole again. And so that every Hillside child receives the help they need to heal and flourish.

We hope you’ll join us in our support.

The House, 1890

The House, 1890


Group of Children, 1890

Group of Children, 1890

OUR MISSION

The Hillside Atlanta Foundation helps Hillside give healing and hope to children and their families, so that every Hillside child has the help they need to build a life worth living.

Learn more about our mission and our foundation.

Photos do not depict actual patients, in order to protect the identities of those we serve.