Free Recovery Month Comedy Show

The Gavin Foundation presents a National Recovery Month Celebration
Friday, September 8, 2017, Doors open 6:30 pm; Program starts 7:00 pm
IBEW Hall, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester
FREE Admission and FREE shuttle bus from JFK/UMass T station from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Gavin Foundation will present Recovery Community Impact Awards to:
The Boston Fire Department, led by Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, and Felicia Safford, Boston Public Health Transitions Program Admission Coordinator. Followed by a Comedy Show with Paul VirziGraig Murphy, emceed by Al Park

The Gavin Foundation will present Recovery Community Impact Awards to:
The Boston Fire Department, led by Commissioner Joseph Finn will be honored for their work related to the opioid epidemic in Boston. Commissioner Finn and department officials work closely with the City of Boston’s Office of Recovery Services to ensure that first responders and volunteers in the community receive the training and support needed in response to the opioid crisis.

“The Boston Fire Department, led by Joe Finn, was a natural choice for the Recovery Community Impact Award. The Gavin Foundation would like to thank the department and Commissioner Finn for their commitment to changing lives in the community.” said William Ostiguy, Lieutenant, retired, Boston Fire Department and Chairman of the Board, Gavin Foundation.

Felicia Safford, Boston Public Health Transitions Program Admission Coordinator, will be honored for her dedication to the many individuals she has guided through the Boston Public Health Commission Transitions program, which provides short-term addiction treatment for adults. She is an admired and respected role model and truly cares about helping individuals on their road to recovery.

“Her dedication to the residents of the Transitions programs, and indeed for many others, is inspiring.  We are pleased to present Felicia Safford with the Recovery Community Impact Award.” said John P. McGahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gavin Foundation.

For more information about the event please contact

Susan M. Bradley
Development Director