The Senior Youth AOD Practitioner – The Zone leads site practice and provides practice supervision and operational supervision and practice support to Youth AOD Practitioners.
Odyssey House Victoria’s annual Short Story Competition is open for 2023. This year’s theme is “Burning Bridges” 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-2023/ First place wins $1000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria. Please share this with […]
Part of our approach at Odyssey House that makes our programs so effective is our employment of individuals with their own lived experience of addiction and recovery, or of being a family member of someone who has experienced Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) related harm.
Recently, a number of Odyssey House Victoria’s staff, including our Executive Manager, Community Programs and Odyssey Institute, Neos Zavrou, attended the Human Rights Conference that was part of Sydney World Pride 2023. These are Neos’ reflections on the two events. “One may wonder why an Alcohol and Drug Treatment organisation is sending staff to such […]
Circuit Breaker is our six-week live-in rehabilitation program based in Molyullah, near Benalla. The current site buildings are charming but no longer meet our needs. We have raised money to expand the current facilities which will increase the number of beds we can offer, and also increase the length of time people can stay for. […]
As part of a new federal government initiative, our Centrelink Liaison person, Rebecca, attends our Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty once a week to assist residents to overcome any Centrelink issues they are experiencing. During her time with us, Rebecca has helped Services Australia to recognise that the time clients spend in a residential program, […]
Following years of hard work and staff training, we were excited to become accredited for the Rainbow Tick in November 2022. Rainbow Tick is a framework for organisations to show they are safe and inclusive for employees and clients within the LGBTIQA+ community. Odyssey has introduced several new initiatives to ensure we are a place […]
The Women of the West (WOW) is a program developed by Odyssey House Victoria in the western suburbs for women with concerns about their substance use. We piloted the program in late 2019, though the second group had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. This program is unique as it provides women with a […]
Each year we provide hundreds of hampers to families and children at Christmas time. Over the festive season, we also organise a number of outings to provide fun for the kids, some special family memories, and a chance for those in recovery to connect with one other. The Kids in Focus (KIF) team had its […]