The Gavin Foundation was founded in South Boston in 1963 to provide substance abuse treatment to high risk probationers as an alternative to incarceration. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals in recovery by providing addiction prevention, treatment and support through the Gavin Foundation nonprofit programs. We continue to grow in response to the needs of individuals and families affected by substance abuse. At our core the mission has been the same since 1963; restoration of dignity from addiction through treatment, education and support.