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Odyssey House Victoria is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to […]

The Zone

The Zone is a joint youth AOD program developed and delivered by Youth Support & Advocacy Services (YSAS), Odyssey House Victoria and Drummond Street Services. The program prioritises marginalised young people and their families from LGBTIQ+, African and Pasifika communities who are less likely to seek treatment and support from mainstream AOD services. The Zone […]

Vale Peter Down

The Gippsland community and Odyssey House Victoria lost a dear friend, visionary, and beloved community leader with the passing of Peter Down in May this year. Peter with wife Margaret (pictured), was a driving force behind the establishment of the Odyssey House Victoria Hope residential rehabilitation centre in East Gippsland. Theirs is a remarkable story […]

Growing demand for financial counselling service 

Ninety-five percent of people seeking help from Odyssey House Victoria each year experience financial issues. These are often highly complex, linked directly or indirectly to their substance use and/or co-occurring mental health issues.  Odyssey House delivers one of only a handful of specialist AOD financial counselling services in Victoria, recognising that our clients’ ability to […]

School-based program commences in Melton

Odyssey House Victoria was delighted to attract Federal government funding for the Building Resilience through Advocacy, Counselling and Education (BRACE) program earlier this year.  BRACE is an evidence-based, wrap-around school-based program where skilled Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) clinicians are embedded within secondary schools to provide early intervention, drug education, prosocial skills, counselling and referral […]

New on the Executive Team

Odyssey House Victoria is delighted to welcome two new members to our executive team. Anne Cox (pictured left) is the new Executive Manager of Residential Services, and Jane Williams (pictured right) is the new Executive Manager of Community Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs.  Anne comes to Odyssey House with extensive experience in the health, aged […]

Bairnsdale Hope Centre opening

A Welcome to Country signalled the beginning of formal proceedings of the official opening of the Odyssey House Victoria Hope Centre on 27 April which is located in Lucknow on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai people. Jenny Macklin, Chair of Odyssey House Victoria welcomed guests which included The Hon Darren Chester MP, Federal Member […]

Short Story Competition 2022

Odyssey House Victoria’s annual Short Story Competition is open for 2022. This year’s theme is “Family Secrets” and must include a reference to alcohol or other drugs. For full T’s and C’s and instructions on how to enter, head tohttps://odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2022/ First place wins $1000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria. Please share this with […]

Anne Cox

Executive Manager, Residential Services Anne has 30 years of leadership and management experience across health, aged care, community services and disability sectors. This is the first time Anne has worked in AOD residential rehabilitation and she brings a new set of eyes to our programs using her skills in clinical governance and residential settings. Anne […]

Jane Williams

Executive Manager, Community AOD Programs Jane has over 15 years experience in the community services sector and has been responsible for managing, overseeing, developing and implementing practice improvements to programs across a variety of service delivery portfolios including; Out of Home Care services, Men’s services, Counselling and Support Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Integrated […]