Joseph “Woody” Hayward, CADC
Born and raised in New York City, Woody arrived in Portland, Maine at the age of 52 – after struggling for many years with addiction and several unsuccessful treatment attempts – in need of a spiritual solution to the life he once led.
He found that solution at Foundation House, staying as a resident for two and a half years. Through time and hard work, Woody discovered his calling, returned to school and is now a certified drug and alcohol counselor.
His passion is to provide hope and inspiration to the young men who follow in his footsteps. His personal life experience shows them that there is a way out of the dark hole of addiction and that suffering does not need to prolong well into adulthood.
When not giving back to Foundation House residents, Woody is a son, brother, father and grandfather. He loves to play horseshoes, golf, tennis, basketball and softball, and smoke cigars with the guys whenever he can find an excuse to do so. Woody is an active member of the local AA community in Portland. He maintains a caseload of residents and is responsible for running a weekly “Working the 12 Steps” group.