Learn more about Hittle House.
lad and his father having a conversation

Hittle House LLC is a residential and outpatient care center that started in 2008. We are:

  • Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
  • Certified by the Ohio Department of Youth Services
  • Accredited by the National Council on Accreditation
  • Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

We work with boys from ages eight to 17 years old. We have licensed professionals who are trained and competent in providing therapeutic interventions and quality education to children and their families.

Our facility is 30,000 square feet and is completely gated, providing privacy and security. Each resident will enjoy his own private bedroom and private bathroom as well as meals and snacks in our spacious kitchen and dining room. There is also an indoor recreational facility and game room for those cold, rainy days and an athletic field for outdoor recreation.

The History

Hittle House was started by Heidi & Heather in 2007 after losing their father unexpectedly. Both worked in the social work field but felt compelled to start their own business helping children and families and put their grief to good use. Many of the people that work at Hittle House currently came with us from other agencies and have been with us since the beginning. They are our family as well as our coworkers. We share the same mission, vision, and values. We believe that every child should be living in a stable and loving family after a brief stay with us.

The company was founded by Heidi McAfee and Heather Bush, in loving memory of their father, Donald Hittle.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate healthy futures for children, families, and their communities through the consistency of providing a safe, stable, child centered, and family like environment.

Our Vision

Our vision is a continuum of care for children and adolescents focused on core values and commitment to quality.

Our Core Values


We practice an uncompromised commitment to the needs of children.

Safety and Security

We work every minute of every day to create a safe, predictable environment.


They are the foundation of our success and our most valuable resource.


We focus on building, maintaining, preserving, and teaching healthy relationships.


Our goal is to inspire and develop more leaders through unbiased accountability.


We value our established reputation for integrity, honesty, and transparency.

Get in Touch

For more details, feel free to reach us through our online contact form. You may also call us at 614-443-5454.