Category Archives: News

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 to First place wins $1000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria. Please share this with […]

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Odyssey House Victoria recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land and waters now known as Australia. We acknowledge the continuing impacts of western settlement on this country. We are committed to providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to supporting opportunities for […]

Annual appeal 2022

Image of family in front of family home

My name is Amanda. My husband and I have been together for over 30 years, and we live in country Victoria. We have three beautiful adult children and we run our own small business. I want to share my family’s story and our journey with addiction.  Never, while watching my children grow up, did I […]

Research Grant to Support Families

Odyssey House has been successful in securing a $30,000 research grant from the Australian Drug Foundation. The grant will enable us to further develop and assess the impact of our support program to families and friends of clients who are at risk of overdose. Through our Intensive Support Program, we currently provide family and friends […]

Project Sunrise

In an African-led project under the Victorian African Communities Action Plan, Odyssey House Victoria has partnered with the African Australian Welfare Bureau (AAWB), the Positive Mental Health Program (PMHP) and Youth Support and Advocacy Services (YSAS) to deliver an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) education and outreach services to African Australian youth and their families […]