The Hittle House philosophy emphasizes ABILITY: Stability, Predictability and Accountability
The Hittle House philosophy emphasizes ABILITY:       Stability, Predictability and Accountability


Hittle House is committed to providing specialized therapeutic treatment to Ohio’s troubled youth in a collaborative effort to ensure family reunification or permanency in the least restrictive setting.

Our Committment

  • Maintain a reputable and untarnished reputation in the community.
  • Provide reliable, safe, secure, and quality care to our residents.
  • Provide outstanding customer service with the placing agencies we serve.
  • Build and maintain close business relationships with the placing agencies we serve.
  • Incorporate case plans into treatment plans
  • Attend every SAR, court review, IEP meeting and treatment team meeting.

Contact Us

Hittle House

774 Internet Dr

Columbus, OH 43207


Phone: 614 443-5454

Fax: 614 737-5248

Alt: 614 214-8840

With an innovative approach to treatment, residents will learn appropriate self-regulation and behavior management techniques that will lower the risk of re-offense. Caseworkers and Parents are encouraged to be active members of the treatment team to ensure that each child gets the most out of the therapeutic environment.


Hittle House maintains membership with the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Our Services

  • Individual Therapy (2-3 sessions per week)
  • Group Therapy Daily
  • Life Skills Groups and Assessments
  • Family Therapy
  • Aggression Replacement Therapy
  • Psycho-Educational Groups
  • Physical Activity
  • On-Site Educational Services
  • Clinical Polygraph Testing
  • Affinity Assessments (visual reaction time)
  • Psychiatric/Medication Management on site
  • Community Service
  • Creative Arts/Music  and Martial Arts Therapy
  • Twice Weekly Yoga/Relaxation classes
  • Registered Nurse on Staff
  • Parent Support/Education Groups with family dinner provided monthly
  • Relapse Prevention Plan
  • 4 In-house Licensed Social Workers 8(:1 ratio)

Our therapeutic services utilize Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Threapy and strengths/needs based practices.


On site education is provided by Hittle House and Lumin Academy. Academics will meet each child's functioning level. Two teachers, an IEP Coordinator and Program Manager are on site daily to provide for all aspects of the educational environment.

Outpatient Services

Hittle House now offers outpatient care for adolescents with problematic sexual behavior in central Ohio. We are a Medicaid and fee for service provider. Please contact our office and speak to Heidi McAfee for more information

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