Amy Hilzley-Pitman has been named Director of Family House of Porter County. Hilzley-Pittman was formerly with Indiana’s Department of Child Services where she was a Family Case Manager, working with families as well as the state and the judicial system to help support the needs of children. She also has the experience of serving as a Visit Supervisor for Family House while she was earning her BA in Behavioral Sciences from Purdue North Central.
As Director, Hilzley-Pitman will manage all aspects of Family House, including staffing, finances, interaction with the Department of Child Services, and serving as a community advocate. She is a lifelong Porter County resident and currently lives in Portage. “I’m very excited to be with Family House and look forward to serving the community and families,” said Hilzley-Pittman. She invites the community to get involved in supporting the Family House holiday party by contributing funds or gift for children. To get involved, call Family House at 219-464-4160.
Founded in 1981, Family House is a nonprofit organization in Porter County, which serves as a supervised home where families can come together for visits in situations where a divorce, substance abuse, violence, or other crisis has impacted a family. The organization provide supervision so families and the courts can be sure that a child is safe during the visit. Staff members combine compassion with strength to protect children. Family House also provides supervised transfers in divorce situations where custody or visitation may be shared, reducing the need for interaction in negative relationships. Last year Family House served more than 160 families. For more information or to donate to Family House, visit www.family-houseinc.org.