Red Treehouse
Discover Answers. Make Connections. Find Hope.

About Us

Our Purpose was created to provide a welcoming and vibrant online community for families and professionals to explore resources to help children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.

Who We Are

Red Treehouse established its roots in a partnership between Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) and the Ronald McDonald House® of Cleveland, Inc. (RMH). 

OFCF, founded in 1993, is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio’s children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging and empowering families.

In 2004, the RMH collaborated with northeast Ohio organizations and families to establish Tools for Today and Tomorrow -- a program to help families and professionals caring for children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities access needed information, resources and support.

In 2011, OFCF's and RMH's efforts were combined as Red Treehouse in order to propel a broader, stronger resource for families, young adults and professionals statewide.

What We Do connects a diverse and passionate community of families, young adults, professionals and organizations to

  • share information, knowledge and resources to help individuals from prenatal to young adulthood;
  • discover answers to questions and concerns in order to meet needs and overcome challenges;
  • make community connections and build support networks for help and encouragement;
  • be a personal resource and reference tool for timely, reliable, easy-to-access information when needed; and
  • find hope for today and to look forward to tomorrow with greater confidence, support and expectation.

Why Red Treehouse

Red Treehouse is a welcoming, personal place – a place to explore, discover and see beyond our immediate surroundings. It is a place where people come to see new possibilities, where people gather for children and young adults to help them meet needs, overcome challenges and develop to their fullest potential.

A tree house doesn’t stand alone. It is anchored by and interacts with surrounding branches. Our strength and resiliency as individuals and as a community are enhanced by those branches, by our connections to others. No one has to do it alone. There is a network of community members to support us. Our website,, is designed to help make those connections.

Our tree house is red, the color of love, energy, power, passion, life and vitality. By recognizing and building on existing strengths within families and communities, we can help our children and young adults achieve positive outcomes and well-being.