Our past, present and future
This document describes Odyssey House Victoria (OHV). It outlines our history; how this shapes our operation today and its continued influence on our future.
It acknowledges our past and describes the way our purpose and values influence us an organisation. It describes our identity, and the principles at the core of the relationships we develop with the people who use our services, as well as our staff, and our partner organisations.
It also describes the way we approach our work practices, the programs and services we provide, and the evidence-based frameworks we draw on, in addition to our own areas of research and expertise, and the public advocacy we undertake.
We believe that reflecting on and documenting our organisational identity and practices allows us to grow and develop as we strive to meet new challenges, whilst always maintaining the highest standards of care.
Research & Evaluation Framework
Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) takes a proactive approach in undertaking and collaborating on research and evaluation projects to build an effective evidence base that supports the health and well-being needs of people who seek our support.
OHV has developed a Research & Evaluation Framework (REF) to detail the evaluation and research priorities and principles for OHV, and to help focus future research and data-gathering efforts.
The motivations for OHV research are:
- To align, where relevant, with the OHV Strategic Plan
- To inform best-practice AOD service development and program design to benefit staff, clients, and their families
- To support OHV decisions as an evidence-informed and data-driven organization
- To focus and encourage further research with collaborators and partnerships
This Framework sets out the principles, objectives, and priorities for OHV to both examine and facilitate research and evaluation activities in areas of special strength or need.