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Harvest Fest celebrates a season of growing, learning

By Mark Nicklawske Posted 09/15/2017 “Apple cider! Apple cider! I know you desire apple cider,” shouted a Hills teenager hawking cold drinks to a passing crowd at the annual Hills Harvest Fest last Friday. The young man wore a blue Adidas jersey and stood about as...
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The Hills Hires Former Assistant Commissioner to Run New Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for Children

The Hills Youth and Family Services has hired Dave Hartford, former assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department Human Services (DHS) to run a psychiatric residential treatment facility for children it is building in the Twin Cities. As assistant commissioner,...
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Juvenile Justice programming includes a focus on trauma

Individual and family therapy is an important part of the treatment process for juvenile justice clients at Woodland Hills.

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Upcoming golf classic always scores a win Fore the Kids

By Mark Nicklawske 08/14/17 The Hills has organized a day of golf, good food and fun socializing to support its lifelong learning programs for more than two decades now. The 21st annual Fore The Kids Golf Classic will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at Nemadji Golf Course in...
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Native American Drum Celebrated in All-School Ceremony

By Mark Nicklawske 06/27/17 A handmade wooden drum embodies many important Native American cultural symbols while its traditional sound casts a power over people from all walks of life. The Hills young people experienced this natural symbolism and spiritual power as a...
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Career Tips from The Hills HR

By Ami Rose, The Hills Youth and Family Services HR Specialist 05/30/2017 Looking for work is well….work. Whether you’re just looking for a change in jobs or in search of your first career, its work. So here’s a few tips in hopes that it makes the process a bit...
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SAVE the DATE – Fore the Kids Golf Classic

Join us for the 21st Annual Fore the Kids Golf Classic! Golf and Sponsorship Registration Now OPEN! Register...
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Poster room fights violence, helps young people take back their life

By Mark Nicklawske Posted April 28, 2017 When The Hills Youth and Family Services young people started a Take Back the Night anti-violence poster project more than a decade ago, incidents like rape and domestic abuse were something many refused to talk about and few...
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Resource Fair encourages young people to think about the future

By Mark Nicklawske March 1, 2017 Hand-shakes, questions and fast-paced discussions between young people, educators and social service experts created a buzz inside the Woodland Hills auditorium on an otherwise quiet day during winter break last week. Students...
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The Hills Youth and Family Services – Our new corporate name

By Jeff Bradt, The Hills Youth and Family Services CEO/President April 10, 2017 Woodland Hills is changing its name—sort of. Woodland Hills, Cambia Hills and Neighborhood Youth Services are all programs of the same 501(c)(3) corporation, St. James Home of Duluth,...
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