All Kinds of News for February 06, 2019
It has been an exciting month for Foundation House, providing extended care for young men. On January 23rd, residents, staff and alumni of Foundation House departed for Minnesota to compete in the team’s second U.S. Pond Hockey National Championship. Teams from all over the world met on Lake Nokomis, located just outside of downtown Minneapolis, to compete for the title. Fighting the blistering cold, with wind chills reaching negative twenty degrees, Foundation House’s team remained undefeated through the round robin portion of the tournament, qualifying the team for Championship Sunday.
Physically and mentally exhausted, Foundation House climbed the playoff bracket with two hard-fought wins to ultimately lose in the third round of the play-offs. Residents had an amazing experience and were shown how to fight through adversity, work as a team and how to win and lose with dignity and respect.
Additionally, Foundation House has expanded treatment offerings at the Foxhole Ranch located on 120 acres in Bethel, ME. When Foxhole Ranch opened six months ago, it served primarily as a destination for our therapeutic wilderness interventions. As of January 1st, Foundation House is broadening the scope of the ranch’s use to provide benefit to our entire resident population. Highlights of the Foxhole Ranch programming include:
- Proximity to the White Mountain National Forest
- Two beautiful Adirondack homes
- Pool House and Pool
- Stable and riding arena
- Cross-country skiing trips
- Equine Therapy
- Snowshoeing trips
- Trail and Service Work
- Winter-camping trips
- Ice climbing
- Family Workshops
- Therapeutic Wilderness Interventions
Foundation House is continually striving to provide an unrivaled extended-care experience for the young men who enroll. All seasons present new and exciting opportunities for our outdoor programming and opportunities for growth of our clients.
About Foundation House
Foundation House, founded in 2002, operates an extended-care program for young men in Portland and Bethel, Maine. It is built to meet a cross-section of behavioral health needs ranging from co-occurring and acute clinical care, to motivational and executive functioning issues. Our core belief is that growth occurs when young men find their way through experience. We teach our residents how to lead an addiction-free life - that means beginning and maintaining relationships, continuing their education by preparing them for the stresses of a rigorous curriculum, developing practical life skills, using technology responsibly, and learning how to have fun in sobriety.