Foundation House is an alcohol, drug and gambling treatment centre. We offer 28-day residential rehab services and ongoing support through ongoing outpatient counselling and relapse prevention.

Foundation House opens its doors to anyone who is in need of rehabilitation services and meets our admission criteria. Foundation House is often seen as the ‘first step’ for clients seeking drug, alcohol and gambling rehabilitation with our 28-day in-patient residential program.

Foundation House offers an empathic and kind approach to people entering our residential program. Our qualified and experienced staff sit down with clients, really talk to them, and create a tailored program during the assessment stage that is going to address the clients’ needs best and give them the care they need.

Foundation House is a trauma informed service and our four week program provides a safe platform where complex needs can be supported. We respect that many clients come in with conditions like depression, anxiety, and complex mental and physical health needs. Foundation House staff are proactive about setting up referrals for additional medical care outside of Foundation House, and equipping clients with the tools and strategies they need to rebuild their lives.

Foundation House also knows that many clients need support to establish and increase their recovery capital, and social capital, and our relapse programs connect our clients with many other people who know exactly where they’re coming from, share similar values and can offer genuine support.

Our rehabilitation clients often find their way to us via workplace training and toolbox talks and impairment training delivered by the BTGDA program. Foundation House represents a pathway that is far more than a standard employee assistance program or referral service. Foundation House delivers hope, strength and happiness.

Foundation House is a non profit organisation largely funded by the Construction Industry. We receive limited government support.

Foundation House Dog

Tux, the Foundation House dog.

David Atkin
David Atkin Chief Executive Officer - CIDAF
David is dedicated to guiding CIDAF through continuous quality improvement of corporate governance and service delivery options available to the Construction Industry, Health Services Union member and all Foundation House stakeholders.
Joan Purcell
Joan Purcell Chief Operations Officer - CIDAF
Joan has worked in government and non government drug and alcohol sector for the past ten years, and has qualifications in Psychology and Alcohol and Other drugs. Joan is passionate about providing quality treatment options, opportunities and environments for people wishing to change.
Maria Simonetta
Maria SimonettaFamily Support Psychotherapist
Maria is an experienced senior group facilitator with memberships with CAPA (Counsellors and Psychotherapist Association NSW) and PACFA (Psychotherapist and Counsellors Federation of Australia) Maria believes every human being is innately good and striving to be healthy.


Having Strategic Goals at Foundation House is extremely important to us in order to build an efficient and sustainable organisation where we can help and support the construction industry as well as our staff and clients who come through the program.