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The Gavin Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 multi-service agency with the mission to provide the highest quality of substance abuse prevention, education, treatment and support to our clients and our community, and to give the gift of sobriety to those in need.
The Gavin Foundation was founded in South Boston in 1994 to provide substance abuse treatment to high risk probationers as an alternative to incarceration. Through program expansion we now serve over 4,000 men and women of all ages each year, from all over New England. We operate three residential addiction treatment facilities; one for men and two for teen boys and girls. We provide addiction counseling as an alternative to incarceration for adults and youth in multiple court systems. Additional counseling services including the Center for Recovery Services which offers outpatient treatment for adults, and a teen program developed especially for Boston school-age youth. In 2007, the Gavin Foundation was selected to provide addiction counseling services for Massachusetts' first recovery high school, the William J. Ostiguy High School. Our prevention services include the operation of two community centers; the Walsh center for children and teens, and the Devine Recovery Center, a peer-to-peer support center for 18+.
We are governed by a 12 member board of directors. Our president/CEO is assisted by a vice-president for business affairs, four program directors, and a vice-president of clinical services.