In the News

  • Road to Recovery Diversion Program  A partnership among Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office, the Gavin Foundation, and the Boston Police Department, with the cooperation of the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court, to provide rapid referral to Gavin Foundation community-based treatment instead of traditional prosecution.
  • Doubling Down on Rehab  A new partnership between Norfolk County Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti, Judge Mary Beth Heffernan of the drug court, and the Gavin Foundation, a program that gives addicts who violate probation a chance to avoid being sent back to jail. Article by Jill Terreri Ramos, Boston Globe.
  • The PAIR Initiative (Personal Advancement for Individuals in Recovery), a partnership between the City of Boston, Warren and Doris Buffett’s Letters Foundation, and the Gavin Foundation.
  • Organizational Highlight Feature about the Gavin Foundation by the Recovery Research Institute, a non-profit research institute of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry.
  • Ostiguy High in the News The Washington Post completed a profile on recovery high schools in Massachusetts highlighting Ostiguy High School.
  • Mayor Walsh launches 311 for Recovery Services City of Boston’s new hotline support system designed to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources. Gavin Foundation recovery coach staff will assist with hotline calls.
  • Narcan in Newton Angela Chow, NewTV News, reports on Newton’s first responders, schools and other departments now carrying the life saving anti-overdose drug Narcan. Gavin Foundation President/CEO John McGahan was interviewed as part of their report.
  • Legislation in Process  Officials at the State House are trying to reach agreement on ways to address drug abuse in connection with opioids. Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood Network News interviews Gavin Foundation President/CEO.
  • Anniversary Dinner recap and photos of 2015 dinner in South Boston Online
  • Too Good For Drugs Pilot Program Starts at McCormack Middle School  Dorchester News Article
  • Mayor Walsh joins Boston Public Schools in Announcing Partnership with the Gavin Foundation and UMASS Boston– Curriculum for Boston Public Middle Schools Will Focus on Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Star athlete overcame his secret addiction – Peter Barbuto was a star baseball player for Boston College High School and Merrimack College, but he had a deep, dark — and dangerous — secret: He was addicted to opiates. Article by Dave Wedge, Boston Herald
  • You’re Not Alone – Xavier Marquez, Jose Negron, and Obeng Serebour explore the effects of drugs and alcohol on teens through personal testimonials. Video produced by Cambridge Community Television.