Amanda Hall is Manager of Women’s Services at The Healing Place. She has been on staff for more than two years and is an alumni. Amanda is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services and will then go on to study Social Work. She is also in the process of becoming a Registered Peer Support Specialist.
Are you from Louisville? If not, how did you end up here?
I am originally from a very small town in Eastern Kentucky.
Why did you want to work in recovery?
Recovery, specifically The Healing Place, completely transformed my life. I am thoroughly convinced that recovery works and I want desperately to help others through their journey.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I am fortunate enough to be a witness of miracles every day. I see women arrive broken and hopeless, and I am privileged enough to see change. I witness family relationships mend, children get their mothers back, women become productive members of society, and women begin to finally love themselves. This is truly one of the most gratifying jobs I have ever had.
What is your least favorite part of the job?
When a woman loses her battle to the disease of addiction. It is truly heartbreaking. The families that I talk to after the loss is also emotionally gut wrenching. Addiction and alcoholism is such a devastating disease. To know the potential and amazing personalities of these women and to watch this disease take them away is painful.
How has The Healing Place made a difference in your life?
The Healing Place has completely changed my life. I was oblivious to the fact that recovery was possible. I thought that I would always live in the self made prison of addiction. Without this place I’m sure that I would not be the woman that I am today. The dreams I have of completing college, my financial independence, the relationships that I have restored with my family, my self-respect, integrity, and sobriety would not exist if The Healing Place wasn’t here when I needed it. The Healing Place has not only made a difference in my life. It has made a difference in the lives of all the people that I love and come in contact with on a daily basis. I finally have the ability to love, dream, and hope for a better future. I will forever be in debt to The Healing Place and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Posted on April 26, 2016
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