The Cushing Houses are two addiction recovery homes for teens, seperated by the residents' gender. Operated by the Gavin Foundation, the two houses are designed for six month stints for recovering teens, split up into three phases of therapy. The homes help almost 100 youth and families each year and provide vital resources to addicted teens and their families.
Congressman Lynch helped establish the center in the late 1990s, after a rash of teen overdoses on Oxycontin and heroin hit South Boston. He personally felt compelled to become involved in helping to alleviate the drug epidemic in his community.
Due in part to the Congressman's resources and his ability to lead, the Cushing Houses have provided a reliable drug rehabilitation clinic for the teenagers of South Boston for almost 20 years and will continue to do so for years to come.
The Gavin Foundation; Cushing Houses, visited May 2, 2015