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. The Hale House offers programs without restrictions on the length of stay to accommodate individual recovery.

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 programs 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.

Hale House Management:

Cliff Richards – Executive Director
Cliff Richards President

  • 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
Joe 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
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.

Traylor Johnson – Marketing Director
Vicki Lowe- Financial Coordinator

  • 38 years Sales & Marketing experience with several Fortune 500 Information Technology & Telecommunications organization.
  • 20+ years in the Recovery Community.
  • Georgia Department of Corrections Certified Volunteer.
  • Served on State Court Judge’s Volunteer Staff for the Burke County Alcohol and Drug Court.


Board of Directors:

  • Walter F. AbbottIVWalter F. Abbott, IV
  • William Bennett JrWilliam L. Bennett, Jr.
  • Marshall BrownW. Marshall Brown,
    Vice President
  • George BushGeorge Bush
  • Dr. Nesbit DasherJrDr. Nesbit Dasher, Jr
  • Katherine FerraraKatherine Ferrara
  • Edgar L. PerryEdgar L. Perry
  • Richard L. RhodenTreasurerRichard L. Rhoden,
  • Cliff Richards PresidentCliff Richards,
  • Fred M. SimsJrFred M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patricia SimsPatricia Sims
  • Laura BaughLaura Baugh
  • Pam PopePam Pope
  • Pam PopeRev. Gary Demore
  • Board Members not Pictured
  • Alan Brosious
  • B. Franklin Dolan