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Drink This Tea & Help a Sunny Hills Services Child…

December 10, 2013

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The holiday season’s upon us and baby it’s cold outside!  At Sunny Hills, when the temperature drops, we warm-up with a cup of tea from one of our steadfast corporate partners and the leading purveyor of premium teas, The Republic of Tea. The Republic of Tea’s been supporting Sunny Hills’ programs for children who face […]

Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders

September 10, 2013

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If you take a look inside any of your local K-12 classrooms, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see a student who is suffering from a mental health disorder sitting amongst his or her peers. That’s because 1 out of 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the United States experience a mental health disorder in […]

Many Foster Youth are Also Teen Parents – They Need Our Support

May 31, 2013

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As we recognize National Foster Care Month, we can all reflect on the systemic progress that has been achieved for youth in the foster care system.  Most recently, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) has extended support for youth in foster care from age 18 to age 21, giving youth crucial additional time […]

California’s Grandparents Are Changing the Look and Feel of Parenthood

February 19, 2013

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If you stop by any California schoolyard you’ll notice that a good number of the people there to greet children appear to be beyond parenting age – in fact many look old enough to be grandparents. That’s because indeed, many of them are. While the definition of “parent” is open to interpretation and families come […]

Furry Friends are Helpful Classroom Aides

February 5, 2013

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“No pets allowed.” – It’s a sign commonly seen on school grounds but one you definitely won’t see at the Irene M. Hunt School of Marin. For years, the Hunt School (formerly Marin Academic Center) has gladly welcomed therapy dogs on campus. In fact, they’ve become a popular element of the school’s therapeutic educational program. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2012

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Happy Thanksgiving! Since 1895, parents have been posing the same question to Sunny Hills Services: “Can you help my child? We feel frightened and desperate and don’t know where to turn…” The answer from Sunny Hills has always been the same. “Yes, we can help.” Sometimes the child has suffered a trauma or abuse. Sometimes […]

Welcome to Our Corner of the World – Thanks for Stopping By!

July 30, 2012

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For the past 117 years, Sunny Hills has been committed to improving the lives of Bay Area children who navigate a rough road. The youth we serve in each of our programs struggle with mental health issues, or need preventative support. Many are dealing with or at risk of ongoing extreme effects of abuse, neglect, […]