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Get to Know: Maurice Ludwick

Get to Know: Maurice Ludwick

Maurice Ludwick is the Director of the Brady Center. He has been on staff since 2011 and is an alumni of The Healing Place. He is currently enrolled in school to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Are you from Louisville? If not, how did you end up here?
My family moved to Louisville when I was 8 years old. We have lived all over this city, but spent a lot of time in Portland. Louisville is my home; this is where I’m from.

Why did you want to work in recovery?
While going through the program at The Healing Place, I started to recognize the value in helping others. I genuinely feel that I am fulfilling a purpose in life that was not present before.

What is your least favorite part of the job?
Many of our clients need multiple attempts at beginning in a life of recovery. No one can predict how many times it will take a person to “get it.” In my time here, I have seen people come back from impossible situations, but it starts to weigh on you when someone loses their life to addiction and will not ever have another chance. It can be just as hard to work with someone that does have that chance, but takes it for granted.

How has THP made a difference in your life?
My whole life has changed since I showed up here five years ago. I am a better son, brother, and father. My confidence is stronger than it has ever been and I am capable of so much more than I ever thought possible. Today I have a strong connection with God that I never had before and a sense of purpose in my life. I am truly grateful for The Healing Place and everything it has done for my family.