Lucy Hall, Founder and CEO of Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH), grew up surrounded by poverty and addiction, not knowing there was another way of life. At age six she lost her mother to alcoholism, and later lost two brothers to addiction. Lucy, struggling with her own addictions, gave birth to her daughter at the age of 27. Fearing she was destined to repeat the cycle of generational addiction that had plagued her childhood, Lucy decided to get help and entered substance abuse treatment.
In 1996, Lucy felt called to help other women and families struggling with homelessness, addiction, and poverty. She founded MHFH in honor of her mother, Mary Hall, and started the organization in one apartment housing two women. MHFH is a leader in recovery services and housing for women, children, veterans, and families providing a continuum of services to end homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Since MHFH began in 1996, it has served more than 15,000 individuals blossoming into a vital community asset.
She is the proud mother of two children, Mary and Christian and enjoys family, faith, and fitness. Lucy has a B.S. in Human Services from Shorter University and is a national credentialed substance abuse counselor.