Her mother died of alcoholism when she was six and left behind seven children some of whom later lost their lives to substance abuse. The impression her mother left in her life inspired Lucy to reach out to women who suffer from addiction and women with children. She desired to help bridge the gap from troubled lives and help women become independent and self-sufficient. Today, her dream has become a reality with Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH), named in memory of her mother. Through a community of sisterhood, Lucy coaches women to free themselves from the past and live every day for the future. Over 10,000 women and children have achieved recovery through Mary Hall Freedom House since founded in 1996; by empowering them to end the cycle of generational addiction, poverty and homelessness.
Visit www.hopevillageproject.com to learn more about Lucy's book Hope Dealer and to find the documentary about Mary Hall Freedom House entitled Hope Village.
Host Jean McCarthy writes the blog UnPickled www.unpickledblog.com and her latest book releases, including her collection of recovery poetry The Ember Ever There, can be ordered via www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books