Foundation House homes provide support for residents
in their recovery from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Foundation House maintains an alcohol and drug-free environment that
is safe and secure. We specialize in relapse prevention while following the basic principles of the 12-step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Currently, we have two houses, a 13 bed facility at 42 Mellen Street and another 29 bed facility at 235 State St. Both houses are located in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine.
Foundation House is an extended care program that transitions into sober living as our residents progress through the process of early recovery. There are specific standards in place which serve to protect the safety of the house as a whole, and the integrity of each individual resident who lives there.
Foundation House is not a "treatment rehab", nor is it a "program". It is a peer-to-peer supportive living facility where we manage "the process" of staying sober, not the
individual. Foundation House homes emphasize structure, accountabilty, and independence. Pardon the pun, but we set the bar particularly high when it comes to establishing a culture of highly dignified recovery and long term sobriety.
Foundation House sleeping arrangements feature single and double occupancy rooms
. In this family style living, residents share
common dining, family, and living rooms. Residents cook for themselves and share in house chores.
Various peer stages are realized as each resident
continues to progress through the first 3 months of his stay at Foundation House.
Foundation House expects each resident to follow Foundation House traditions.
All Foundation House homes are newly renovated. Each home is outfitted with new furnishings, household supplies, and televisions with DVD’s and free Cable with HBO and Showtime.
Cell phones are allowed, as are computers, play stations, and cars. There are coin operated laundry facilities on site.
All utilities, along with monthly experiential and group outings are covered by Foundation House.
Visiting is permitted every day between 9 AM and Midnight.
Here is a list of what each resident should bring to Foundation House upon arrival.