To provide outstanding mental health and support services.
Parkside was founded in 1959 by Herman P. Taubman and other concerned community leaders with a vision for comprehensive mental health care delivered with excellence and compassion. Initially only outpatient services were offered. In 1971 and in response to the needs of the community, Parkside opened its own hospital. In 2002, a little more than 30 years later, Parkside opened its first residential treatment program for adolescents. In 2004, acute, hospital-based services were made available to adolescents. An expansion of Parkside's residential treatment program for adolescents was completed in 2007. In 2008, Parkside expanded its services again by opening a children's residential treatment program. In 2011, Parkside opened children's acute hospital services expanding the ages served for inpatient treatment to as young as six.