Welcome to Our Impact, a snapshot of Odyssey House Victoria, where we report on who we helped, what we did, and the difference it made. The work we do today is as relevant as it was when Odyssey began over 40 years ago, made possible by the collaborative efforts of many – staff, consortium and funding partners, supporters and donors. Our thanks to all.

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Financial impact

Sources of income

Our revenue for financial years by source.

80%

State Government

$26,150,255

9%

Federal Government

$2,995,413

6%

Residential Client Contributions & Student Fees

$1,807,808

3%

Donations, Fundraising & Philanthropic Grants

$967,080

2%

Other

$616,275

<1%

Interest

$37,248

Total revenue: $32,574,079

77%

State Government

$23,778,404

12%

Federal Government

$3,605,090

6%

Residential Client Contributions & Student Fees

$1,860,010

3%

Donations, Fundraising & Philanthropic Grants

$961,637

2%

Other

$485,181

<1%

Interest

$82,844

Total revenue: $30,773,166

78%

State Government

$22,276,272

13%

Federal Government

$3,832,811

6%

Residential Client Contributions & Student Fees

$1,583,473

1%

Donations, Fundraising & Philanthropic Grants

$341,792

1%

Other

$350,074

<1%

Interest

$80,631

Total revenue: $28,465,053

74%

State Government

$18,034,433

15%

Federal Government

$3,525,072

7%

Residential Client Contributions & Student Fees

$1,595,517

3%

Donations, Fundraising & Philanthropic Grants

$839,127

1%

Other

$298,352

<1%

Interest

$53,982

Total revenue: $24,346,483

Expenditure

Our spending for financial years by organisational area.

46%

Residential Programs

$13,955,501

26%

Community Programs – AOD

$7,933,255

12%

Administration & Management

$3,533,122

11%

Community Programs – Other

$3,388,299

3%

RTO

$911,431

1%

PR, Marketing & Fundraising

$357,194

Total spending: $30,078,802

42%

Residential Programs

$12,263,030

31%

Community Programs – AOD

$9,124,047

14%

Community Programs – Other

$4,013,084

8%

Administration & Management

$2,440,774

3%

RTO

$851,646

1%

PR, Marketing & Fundraising

$394,125

Total spending: $29,086,706

37%

Residential Programs

$9,933,468

38%

Community Programs – AOD

$10,180,830

13%

Community Programs – Other

$3,501,613

8%

Administration & Management

$2,174,475

3%

RTO

$778,657

1%

PR, Marketing & Fundraising

$359,439

Total spending: $26,928,482

37%

Residential Programs

$7,928,918

42%

Community Programs – AOD

$9,054,872

8%

Community Programs – Other

$1,722,696

9%

Administration & Management

$1,987,812

3%

RTO

$549,576

1%

PR, Marketing & Fundraising

$302,667

Total spending: $21,546,541

Investing in the future

What we spent on new infrastructure and initiatives over financial years.

43%

Benalla facility redevelopment

$498,403

31%

Leasehold office fit-out costs

$352,859

11%

Hope Centre building

$130,602

11%

Increased car parking at Lower Plenty

$121,000

4%

Plant & Equipment

$46,520

Total spending $1,149,384

10%

Benalla facility redevelopment

$54,000

29%

Dining room extension at Lower Plenty

$152,663

45%

Hope Centre building

$233,547

5%

Plant & Equipment

$24,236

11%

Utility motor vehicles

$58,640

Total spending $523,086

3%

Child & Family Centre at Lower Plenty

$85,166

53%

Hope Centre building

$1,600,000

3%

Leasehold office fit-out costs

$97,694

14%

Melton Health Hub – access rights license

$420,943

2%

Plant & Equipment

$56,343

25%

Temporary Accommodation at Lower Plenty

$766,748

Total spending: $3,026,894

43%

Child & Family Centre at Lower Plenty

$1,114,427

21%

Leasehold office fit-out costs

$538,527

1%

Plant & Equipment

$28,478

35%

Temporary Accommodation at Lower Plenty

$890,796

Total spending: $2,572,228

Return on investment

Every dollar invested in residential AOD treatment returns approximately

$14

in benefits to the community.

For example, the average total cost of residential rehabilitation for one person is $72,000. Each person who receives residential treatment from OHV generates, over their life, an average economic benefit for the rest of the community equivalent to

$1.08 million

Source: Economic Impact of Residential Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction in a Therapeutic Community- Jeff Rae

Drug trends

Primary drug of concern

Trends in Primary Drug of Concern for Odyssey House Victoria clients.

34% of clients identified Methamphetamine as their most problematic issue in 2020.

Odyssey Institute

Odyssey Institute is a Registered Training Organisation providing nationally recognised qualifications in alcohol and other drugs, and mental health.

Odyssey House is also an accredited provider of driver education programs to help those who have lost their licence.

People enrolled

The difference we make

Client experience survey

Results from our most recent survey of people receiving help from Odyssey House Victoria.

What people are saying

Written feedback from our clients.

Where we can improve

We’re listening.

Communication

More therapy

More activities

Space for younger clients