Foundation House Expands Experiential Therapy Program
Foundation House, an extended care program for young men, located in Portland, Maine, is led by dedicated mental health professionals and accomplished alumni who facilitate an extensive, diverse experiential therapy program. In the face of the struggles of early recovery, coupled with the adversity and uncertainty of the past year, Foundation House has continued its progressive approach to offer unparalleled opportunities for meaningful connection. Programmatic and clinical enhancements were made to turn away from the destructive comfort of isolation, and towards the relationships, vulnerability, and experiences that foster lasting change.
First, Foundation House has expanded from its urban campus to include a 120-acre therapeutic ranch in Bethel, Maine, at the edge of the White Mountains. This property serves as a vital programmatic expansion to offer residents bi-weekly trips to engage in experiential therapies and outdoor adventures. The clinical team joins these trips to lead valuable group and individual therapy sessions and to participate in outdoor adventures and holistic activities with residents. While utilizing this retreat over the past year, residents have summited the Presidential Mountains, skied Sunday River, participated in mindfulness retreats, and played on the newly constructed paintball course. At the Foxhole Ranch, residents have the space to focus on their recovery and to bond over the shared experiences. The impact of this expansion is a tangible benefit to many residents’ daily lives and long-term sobriety.
Additionally, new activities and events were created at Foundation House to deliver a more engaging resident experience. These new program offerings include the Foundation House Olympic Games, talent shows, trivia nights, Iron Man competitions, fishing charters, private movie showings, and personalized training at the new Foundation House gym. Many of these new additions came from residents’ feedback and requests. Foundation House staff prioritized these new additions as a way of inspiring and supporting residents, all while exemplifying the fullness of life possible in recovery.
Foundation House plans to continue in this spirit of progress and connection in the year ahead to include a more diverse clinical curriculum, more structured support, and increased educational guidance. In facing the present challenges of early recovery, fostering meaningful connection and championing vulnerability will continue to be the Foxhole way.
About Foundation House
Since its inception in 2002, Foundation House has been a pioneer in substance abuse and mental health treatment. A program dedicated to its residents’ long-term success, Foundation House consistently offers progressive clinical care in place of tired treatment methods, favoring an approach that empowers its residents and removes the impediments of institutionalization. Throughout the Foundation House program, residents are offered a dynamic selection of therapies and activities, including outdoor adventure, intramural sports leagues, educational tutoring, service missions, money management, acupuncture, surfing, reiki, yoga, cooking lessons, alumni engagement, painting classes, professional music studio time and international expeditions. For more information regarding Foundation House or the above press release, visit www.foundationhouse.com or call 207-791-2000.