Gavin Foundation
675 East 4th St
P.O. Box E-15
South Boston, MA 02127
Telephone: 617-268-5500
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Barbara Samek, Clinical Vice President


Founded in 1963, the Gavin Foundation operates three residential treatment programs for adult men seeking to recover from effects of alcohol and drug abuse. The Charlestown Recovery House (35 beds), the Gavin House in South Boston (36 Beds), and the Hamilton House in Dorchester (22 beds) aim for restoration of dignity and self-respect in an understanding, supportive and home-like environment. Within the six-month structured program, using the Twelve Steps as the core of recovery, residents acquire and/or renew skills needed for a responsible lifestyle free of alcohol and other drugs, learn to support each other and participate in the community.

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Requirements / Restrictions:

Any sober male alcoholic or substance abuser in need of help and recovery is eligible for admission. He must meet the following criteria: male; 18 Years or older; Alcohol-Related and/or Substance-Induced Disorder; 3-5 days abstinence; Referral from detox facility, transitional program, short–term treatment program, criminal justice agency, or other Social Service agency. Self-referrals reviewed on an individual basis. Must be motivated toward treatment and recovery, and capable of seeking and/or maintaining full time employment as part of the treatment program. SSI and/or SSDI recipients must be willing to volunteer within the community.


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