A quick video from a GPIHL league game for the Foxhole! This night league gives our residents, alumni and staff an opportunity to play together as a team against some serious local competition.
Thursday evening’s Surfing Club is an amazing experience for both staff and residents. Our residents ride with great enthusiasm, and stay in the water right up to sunset. With the waves being on the smaller side, it was a great opportunity for the guys to get the feel of just being on the board. Some were naturals, getting up on almost every wave they went for. Others struggled, eventually finding the thrill of their first standing ride. Multiple residents gave us the ok to sign them up for surfing every week!
Major League Baseball is in full swing which means Foundation House residents get to utilize our season tickets to Sunday home games at Fenway! These tickets allows us to give our residents an opportunity for a road trip to visit the historic ballpark in Boston in addition to validating the work that the residents are doing in the program. Typically, we give these tickets to a group of residents who are exhibiting a strong and consistent cultivation of leadership skills, in conjunction with working a solid program of recovery. Being able to enjoy sober activities such as this ballgame feeds directly into the narrative for young adult male sober success!
We took 12 residents to Acadia National Park for a hiking and rock climbing experience focused on the therapeutic mission of processing how each individual feels about their recent life transitions and recognizing our personal approach to transition in our own lives. After arriving at Acadia National Park on our first day, the group found its way to the trailhead over 1500 ft. above sea level spanning a distance of four miles in the shadow of Cadillac Mountain with breathtaking views overlooking Mt. Desert Island.
The following morning our group headed off to meet our rock climbing guides from the Acadia Mountain Guide Company and were educated on the proper belay techniques and climbing etiquette. The residents challenged themselves and applied true effort in each of their climbs. The group as a whole exhibited a willing attitude and developed a genuine understanding of their personal comfort level in challenging themselves and focusing on their feelings around transition.