Gavin House

PO Box E-15   South Boston, MA

p: 617-268-5517  f: 617-269-3296

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Mission Statement

The Gavin House is a 4-6 month Residential Recovery Home for adult males whose lives have become unmanageable due to the disease of addiction. The mission of Gavin House is the “Restoration of Dignity” and self-respect for each resident in an understanding, supportive and home like environment designed to promote the development of a mature and responsible lifestyle that is free from addiction through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Because addiction is truly a family disease, residents, past and present, are considered family and our arms and doors are always open.

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Phone: 617-268-5517

Fax : 617-269-3296

Admissions Policy

All applicants are required to be detoxified, medically cleared, TB tested, in average good health, and willing to fully participate in treatment. We have a zero tolerance policy, so total abstinence applies to all residents. Applicants are expected to attend daily AA meetings and a weekly AAWOL, along with other mandatory house meetings, duties, and curfews. Appropriate adult male alcoholics and drug addicts may apply regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Clients with a history of arson or sexual offenses may be referred to other residential programs.