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Foundation House

160 Preble Street, Portland, Maine, 04101
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About Foundation House

Addicts often imagine a life of sobriety as lacking the adventure and thrill they were used to while in the thrall of drugs and alcohol. The Foundation House program is specifically designed to remove that stigma. We introduce residents to a life that surpasses their expectations by opening their minds to the rich opportunities found in sobriety. Finding the right fit between the individual and their program of recovery is the first step to success. At Foundation House, we work with clients whose needs align with our core beliefs, clinical experience, physical environment and programmatic philosophy. Our unique blend of trust, freedom and support engages our residents in the process of healing and helps them rebuild their lives in a real-world setting. “Foundation House is not a program, it’s an opportunity.” — Foundation House Resident Our typical length of stay varies from six months to one year, depending on a resident’s needs. During that time, we guide clients through the process of building a foundation for recovery, setting goals for the future, and preparing for a life of sober independence. Foundation House programming is designed to provide residents with a diverse platform of experiences and new habits that reinforce a fun and dignified life in sobriety. Our program incorporates a fully licensed Intensive Outpatient Program. Clients receive a minimum of nine clinical hours each week through various groups, weekly individual therapy and 12 Step studies. Our long list of offerings also includes gym memberships, yoga, cooking classes, holistic health lessons, a float spa, woodworking, travel, volunteer programs and sports leagues. We keep our residents busy, but surround their structured time with freedom and autonomy Each resident achieves personal goals in recovery differently and an individual’s treatment plan and timeline will depend on their own unique circumstances. After the initial six to nine weeks, residents begin to look for part or full-time work, enroll in local universities to pursue a degree, or simply re-enter their academic studies by taking a few classes. Our team assists in the process of finding a job, building a resume, enrolling in classes, and maintaining balance between these new activities and the primary goal of sustained sobriety. By the end of a resident’s stay at Foundation House, he has found stability in daily life, is able to practice personal accountability and is equipped to begin a life of independence. Graduates begin to integrate into our Alumni Program and we assist in the process of finding housing in Portland, planning a move home, going back to school or transitioning to a step-down program of their choice. It is essential that residents’ commitment to Foundation House be matched by our own. Every minute of every day is an opportunity to find a moment of impact and insight. From making the bed, to making amends – we are with them every step of the way.

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Service Settings
Outpatient
Outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization
Intensive outpatient treatment
Service Settings
Outpatient
Outpatient day treatment or partial hospitalization
Intensive outpatient treatment
Type Of Care
Gender Accepted
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Patient Reviews

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5.0
William
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I was a resident at Foundation House for 11 months and it saved my life. It gave me the relationships with my family back and taught me how to develop real friendships with my peers. It is not like so many other programs, where you are stuck in an institutional bubble, unable use any of the skills you are learning and actually grow towards an independent life in recovery. The culture is one where the cool thing to do is be sober, and you are given countless opportunities in activities, athletics and daily life to learn how to have fun again. I was convinced my life was over when I decided to get sober, and FH showed me otherwise. The clinicians are among the best, and most caring that I have ever been around. They don’t just sit in their office and wait to see you for an hour a week. They are out at activities, up at the ranch, and support you in the community. The alumni staff who run the activities were awesome and showed me that things do get better. Overall, Foundation House is an amazing place because it is not designed to be a holding pattern or another institution built upon false promises, negative culture and shame. It was the best place in the world for me to find recovery, connection and a new way of life. The people who work there, and the guys in the program saved my life.
5.0
Joshua
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Foundation House is a secondary treatment center/sober living house I attended after going through 60 days at Cirque Lodge. I took all the tools I learned to stay sober from Cirque Lodge to Foundation House. It was at FH how I truly learned to be happy joyous and free. Through the help of attentive, caring, and understanding staff, I was able to push through my fears and actually live life on life’s terms. I can’t rave enough about FH. After an 8 month stay, I got the opportunity to stay around the community and work here. My year working here has given me so many gifts and memories that I will cherish forever.
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Joseph
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This extended care sober living facility was the piece of the puzzle that had been missing. I went to two treatment facilities and returned back home both times and relapsed nearly right away. This last time I went away to Maine from NYC and began anew. i was living with a bunch of sober guys who were like-minded for the most part and bought right in to the culture that was pervasive here. Guys were getting well, getting sponsors, going to meetings, working AA 12 steps, providing service both in AA and our community, we were engaged in fun activities like tennis, golf, football, kayaking, yoga, acupuncture, going to the beach, playing golf and football to name a few.
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Jake
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Foundation house provides a unique environment for recovery. If you are willing to put the work in, there is so much you can get out of this program.
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David
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Had an excellent and unparalleled experience while both attending and being an employee of the program. Those in attendance are given every opportunity imaginable to make positive change in their lives.