NURTURE | INSPIRE | ENCOURAGE
Wayne Halfway House is committed to the belief that every moment of every day is critical for each of our young men. We train our employees to always be a positive example for those around them. Through constant effort and encouragement, we believe our residents will receive a life-changing impact, which will lead them to future successes.
Lige T. Hollis, original founder of Wayne Halfway House
The original founder of Wayne Half Way House,
Lige T. Hollis, envisioned a place that could help change the lives of young men that had come from difficult circumstances.
Wayne Half Way House was first licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Children's Services in 1992 as a 16 bed Level I Residential Treatment Center. Gradually, it has grown into a program that includes a Level II Special Populations Program, a Level II Group Care Continuum and a Primary Treatment Center. What began as a 16 bed facility has grown to an 84 bed facility, now known as Hollis Academy.
Lige Hollis set out to establish a program that would not only help young men resolve behavioral, social, and mental health issues, but would more importantly help them permanently exit dependence on "The System." Our team continues to be dedicated to this overriding goal.