In late June 2021, Odyssey House relaunched our Therapeutic Day Program in Geelong. Formerly operating through our Stepping Up consortium, the Day Program has been redesigned with new activities and a freshly decorated space within Barwon Youth, Child and Family Services. Participants attend daily for five weeks accessing peer group support, psycho-educational groups, and counselling, as well as a range of health and recreational activities. The refurbished room now includes a table-tennis table for clients to enjoy some down time during breaks, along with a comfortable new seating area for breakout discussions. Overall, the new space is more inviting for our clients as they work through their personal issues.
We have recently expanded our partnerships with external programs and services across the Barwon region. As a result, we can provide more intensive individual pre and post program support for our clients, and can also run the program more often each year, supporting more people in the Barwon region.