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

Cliff Richards was born and raised in Augusta Ga. Having addiction problems at an early age, a close friend suggested a 12 Step Meeting which not only changed his life but his direction and career. In 1988 founded Flightline Services, Inc, an on-site military aircraft restoration company working exclusively with the U.S. Air Force Museum programs throughout the US before retiring in 2016.

In 2007 became President/CEO of The Hale Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit corporation operating a long-term residential substance use disorder treatment center for men, growing this 30-year organization to serve a maximum capacity of 58 men

Rosanne Grubbs, M.A., CCC-SLP
Executive Director

Rosanne was born and raised in Barnwell, South Carolina. She began her Private Practice in Home Healthcare before moving to Augusta in 1987 to continue her career at University Hospital.

Rosanne retired from University Hospital in July 2009 as Director, Speech Pathology & Audiology.

For the last 33 years she has been involved in all phases of the field of recovery to include the development of programs and policies for Women’s Long Term Recovery Residences’.

Rosanne brings to The Hale Foundation, a wealth of accumulative professional skills in program development, management, leadership, and public relations.

Past Chair – The Hamp Pope Memorial Fund with The Hale Foundation

Past Board of Directors for United Way of CSRA x 2

Past board member of Augusta Alzheimer’s Association and Hope House for Women

Served as Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Coordinator at University for 15 years

Volunteer work at numerous United Way agencies and local charity events over years.

Andy Carrier
Clinical Director
Valor Station, LLC
The Hale Foundation, Inc.

Andy Carrier, retired from Georgia State Patrol Captain after 33 years of dedicated service in law enforcement. Everyone that knows Andy, knows how much he cares about people, peer support and helping his brothers and sisters in public safety. After receiving his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Georgia, Andy was appointed by the Governor as Director of the Georgia Office of Public Safety Support. Through this position he has been able to help countless first responders and their spouses, not only in Georgia but throughout the country. Andy is licensed to practice in Georgia, South Carolina and currently serves as Clinical Director for New York Law Enforcement Assistant Program (NYLEAP). He is also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Andy was instrumental in bringing the Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) to Georgia and under his leadership as the Georgia DPS Health and Wellness Officer.

Billy Treadwell
Program Coordinator

Billy is an Augusta native, and a graduate of The Hale Foundation. Through the plan of action outlined in a twelve-step recovery program, in conjunction with the support and structure of The Hale Foundation, Billy has seen his life turn around completely.

A former carpenter, Billy found himself called into the field of addiction and took on a job as a Behavioral Technician at a local detox and treatment center. When the opportunity arose to fill the Program Director position at the place his remarkable journey into recovery began, he jumped at the chance. Billy is a highly involved and always willing to give every resident his time and share with them his experience, strength, and hope. He is also a full-time student, pursuing his Masters in Public Administration with a focus on non-profit leadership and management.

Billy is an integral part of the work being done at The Hale Foundation and seeks only to be a part of offering the chance to have a better life to men who suffer and struggle as he did.

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.
Laurence Joseph Ward
Program Director
(1942-2019) Deceased
  • 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.

Board of Directors

William L. Bennett, Jr.
Chad Benton
W. Marshall Brown, Vice President
George Claussen
Cash Cunningham
Dr. Nesbit Dasher, Jr
Katherine Ferrara
Roseanne Grubbs
Mason McKnight IV
Evan Moody
Matt Moore, Secretary
Brendan O’Connell
Edgar L. Perry
Pam Pope
Richard L. Rhoden, Treasurer.
Cliff Richards, President/CEO
Patricia Sims
Charlie Wall
John Whitlow