About The Foundation

The Hale House Foundation Inc. is a transitional program to assist men over the age of 18 with substance abuse problems to recover in a safe recovery residence setting until they are ready to assume responsibility by readjusting to society and resume independent living. More than 2,500 men have recovered from addiction within the halls of the Hale House.


It holds to a strict zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drug use as well as any unwillingness to cooperate with foundation rules beneficial to the entire recovering community.


Started in 1990 with a single house, the Foundation has now expanded to several houses. Three phases were developed to help men in different “stages” of recovery. Each entering person is reviewed by recovering staff members to assess their needs and periodic evaluations are made to mark their progress.


The Hale House is strongly supported by the community and on the 7th Anniversary of its birth, the Hale House was commemorated by Augusta’s Mayor Larry Sconyers as he declared September 23, 1998 Hale House Foundation Day.

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Hale House Management

Cliff Richards
Executive Director
  • Owned and operated a military aviation contracting co. for 24 years
  • Worked in the alcohol and drug addiction field for 36 years
  • Training in the field of sales, relationship building and leadership. (Alliance, Dallas, TX. 1989-1990)
  • Certified Integrative Life Coach (Ford Institute, San Diego, CA. 1999-2003)
Laurence Joseph Ward
Program Director
  • Management of retail men’s clothing stores for 10 years.
  • In patient alcohol and drug counselor at University Hospital Alcohol and Drug Unit. Worked with Sam Sibley (founder of The Hale Foundation) at University Hospital A&D Unit. 1986-1993
  • Certified A&D counselor from 1988 to present.
  • Continuing Care Coordinator for Willingway Hospital, Statesboro, GA. 1998- Present
  • Out-patient A&D counselor for Americanworks, Augusta, GA. 2004- Present
  • 6 years A&D counselor for State of Georgia.
  • Trained in conducting Alcohol and Drug Interventions.
Vicki Lowe
Financial Coordinator
  • CFO of a women’s recovery facility and has an extensive knowledge of non-profit organizations.
  • Manages all financials for our program to include all residential accounts, accounts payable and accounts receivable and payroll and all fringe benefits for employ
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepares detailed financial reports and statements.
Robert W. Mooney, MD
Clinical Supervisor

Robert W. Mooney, MD is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and specializes in Addiction Psychiatry. He was born and raised in Statesboro, GA by parents who were pioneers in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. He began his career as a certified addiction counselor and is proud to be currently certified as a Master Addiction Counselor by the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. He graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed a residency in Psychiatry from Quillen College of Medicine in 1994. He previously worked as Medical Director at Willingway Hospital for over 20 years and went on to establish the premier treatment program at Vista Taos in New Mexico. He has become known as one of the most knowledgeable and respected physicians in the field of Addiction Medicine. “The shared recovery phenomenon is the most significant life changing intervention in the history of addiction treatment and has resulted from the love of one alcoholic touching the pain of another alcoholic, it doesn’t get any better than that!” He has continued his dedication through writing and lecturing extensively in support of total abstinence in the treatment of those suffering from addiction.

Board of Directors

Walter F. Abbott, IV
William L. Bennett, Jr.
W. Marshall Brown, Vice President
George Bush
Dr. Nesbit Dasher, Jr
Katherine Ferrara
Edgar L. Perry
Richard L. Rhoden, Treasurer.
Pam Pope
Cliff Richards, President/CEO
Fred M. Sims, Jr.
Patricia Sims
Betty Surrency
Roseanne Grubbs

Board Members not Pictured
Alan Brosious
Franklin Dolan