Gavin Foundation

Filed Under: Substance Use, Support Groups
70 Devine Way
Boston, ma 02127
Phone: 617-268-5000
Who to Contact
Barbara Samek, Clinical Vice President

The Gavin Foundation operates more than a dozen adult and youth programs independently or in collaboration with other agencies. See more information below and on the website.

Residential Programs

  • The Charlestown Recovery HouseGavin House and Hamilton Houseare residential treatment programs for adult men seeking to recover from effects of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • The Cushing House provides stabilizing residential treatment for substance abusing young men and women age 16-20 who can function in the community and who have family or guardians engaged in their care.
  • The Graduate Centers provide longer term residential support in the recovery process.

Community Programs

  • AAWOL is an in-depth study of AA’s Twelve Steps to Recovery.
  • Center for Recovery Services offers assessment and individual and group outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance use, abuse and addiction.
  • Devine Recovery Center is a peer-to-peer community center for individuals in recovery, age 18 and up. The center’s mission is to provide a place of support and recreation for persons in recovery from various types of addiction.
  • Acute Treatment and Clinical Stabilization Services in Quincy (ATS/CSS) is a 64-bed healthcare facility that provides Acute Treatment Services (Detox) and Clinical Stabilization Services to adults struggling with alcohol and/or drugs, including heroin and prescription drugs.
  • Re-Entry Program provides re-entry substance abuse screening, assessment, referrals and treatment for men and women leaving prisons and jails and on parole in the Boston and Greater Boston area.
  • Total Immersion Program (TIP) provides an alternative to incarceration with clear limits and expectations on probationers.

Prevention Programs

  • The Walsh Center is a community center and gym that serves as a safe environment for kids and teens in the community to play sports, do homework, and be informed about avoiding substance abuse and peer pressure.

Collaboration Programs

  • Access to Recovery (ATR) serves individuals in the Boston area involved with the criminal justice system and affected by substance use.
  • Substance Abuse Program at the Boston Public Schools was established in partnership with the Counseling Intervention Center, Ostiguy High and Ed Options to provide critical counseling services to Boston Public School students.
  • William J. Ostiguy High School provides a safe, sober and supportive school environment in which youth in recovery can develop skills and strengths needed for personal, academic, vocational and community success.
Other Locations

Gavin Foundation
13 North 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Gavin Foundation
101 Pleasant Street, Suite 101
Worcester, MA 01609


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 1, 2019