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The Gavin Foundation

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Offering residential substance treatment since 1963

Contact Details

Number: +1(617) 268-5000


Address: 210 Old Colony Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02127

About the Gavin Foundation

The Gavin Foundation is a non-profit group that operates several substance rehab programs in Boston. It also operates a number of community outreach, prevention, and collaboration programs throughout the Greater Boston area.

The foundation was started in 1963 as a way for high-risk probationers to receive treatment. Today, the foundation’s many programs provide critical care and preventative services to people from all walks of life.

What rehab programs does the Gavin Foundation run?
The Gavin Foundation runs Charlestown Recovery House, Gavin House, and Hamilton House, residential treatment facilities and transitional homes that serve the needs of adult men recovering from substance use disorder. It also runs Cushing House, a facility that specifically addresses the needs of young men and women. Lastly, it runs The Graduate Centers, which is a program alumni program that aims to provide long-term continuing care for individuals that have completed the other programs.

The foundation also either runs or has close ties to other programs that provide emergency medical detox, Access to Recovery (ATR) services, transitional housing, intensive residential services, and many others. It also runs programs that provide preventative and educational services for underserved communities throughout Boston.

Who does the Gavin Foundation serve?

The Gavin Foundation’s programs serve different segments of society throughout Massachusetts. While most of its programs currently address the needs of adult males with substance use disorder, it runs and has ties with a number of other different programs and facilities that serve other people in need of treatment as well.

It’s important to note that many of the Gavin Foundation’s programs follow the 12 Steps process. 12 Steps invokes belief in a higher power, which means a participants’ level of belief or non-belief can be a factor in choosing a rehab program run by the foundation.

Start on your journey of recovery by contacting the Gavin Foundation at their website at

The facility name, logo, brand, and registered trademark(s) depicted above are the property and registered trademarks of the Gavin Foundation, and are being used for identification and informational purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands shall not imply endorsement. This site is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Gavin Foundation.

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment options

  • Outpatient
  • Regular outpatient
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Residential


  • Smoking permitted in some areas
  • Spanish language services

Primarily serves

  • Male adults
  • Adolescents of all genders


  • Substance use disorders
  • Intervention

Areas of specialization

  • 12-step facilitation approach
  • Accepts clients on opioid medication
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Naltrexone
  • Relapse prevention

Payment options

  • Cash or self-payment
  • ATR voucher
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Payment assistance (check with the facility for details)
  • Major credit cards

Accepted insurance plans

  • Most insurance plans
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid
  • Private health insurance

How It Works

For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, our calls are confidential and are available for 24/7 help.

Calls from your area will be answered by Legacy Healing Center, and network of treatment centers who can be found here

We are available 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work for a treatment center and will discuss whether their facility may be an option for you.

These calls are offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither this site nor anyone who answers the call receives a commission or fee dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can: browse top-rated listings, visit our homepage, or visit SAMHSA, at, or by calling 800-662-HELP. You may also contact The Florida Department of Children and Family Services at