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 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 Family […]

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 […]

Mentoring program

Odyssey House Victoria’s mentoring program is gathering momentum. Established in 2020, the program has been created to provide support to clients of our Lower Plenty residential rehabilitation service who are nearing the end of their program, as they transition back into the community. This Leavers stage of the program is often accompanied with increased risk […]