ODYSSEY HOUSE VICTORIA: Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Training & Support

Family Preservation & Reunification Early Years Practitioner / Case Manager

Short Story Competition 2020 now open

Odyssey House Victoria invites all writers to enter in our annual Short Story Competition, this years theme is “Isolation”. This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience and submissions are due by the 13th of November. Full terms, conditions and instructions can be found here. Happy writing!

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Family Reunification Program

The Family Reunification Program works with parents whose children are involved with the Child Protection system and are placed in out of home care. These families must be on a current Family Reunification Order and be working with child protection toward reunification with their children. Completion of AOD treatment is

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Overdose Prevention Program

The Overdose Prevention Program is based in the North West and South West catchments of Melbourne and in Geelong and Shepparton. It is a harm minimisation focused program raising the awareness, and reducing the impacts of fatal and non-fatal overdoses on the community. We work with people aged 16 and

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KickStart

We have successfully completed an 18-month pilot of a new AOD program called KickStart. This educational program helps participants to work out how their offending is associated with their use of AOD. It was developed in response to a need in providing a new treatment option for the high volume

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Short Story Competition 2019

Odyssey House Victoria invites all budding writers to enter our annual Short Story Competition. This years theme is “Family” and 1st place is $1000 + 1 year membership to Writers Victoria. For more details and how to enter, head to www.odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2019. Entries close Friday 2nd of November.

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New Children’s Mural for Admissions Area in Richmond

Remi Picheta, our in-house Graphic Designer, who also works as a visual artist, was asked to design a mural for our children’s area, where families and individuals visit when they are seeking admission to our residential program. Remi created a vibrant scene of the Australian bush, home to lots of

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Child Safety

Odyssey House Victoria has been participating in the STACY (Safe And Together Addressing complexitY) Project. The project aims to up-skill clinicians and build the capacity of organisations who are working with children and families experiencing family violence where there are co-occurring parental issues of mental health and AOD use. This

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Youth Boxing Program

Odyssey Youth & Family Services are currently running a recreational-based program at the City of Melton, to engage the most hard to reach young people in the community. The program aims to increase youth wellbeing through self-discipline, healthy-eating and exercise. It allows young people to learn boxing skills from a

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Odyssey/Deakin partnership: supporting better relationships

Odyssey/Deakin partnership: supporting better relationships Deakin University has been an important partner for Odyssey House for some years now. In 2017, both organisations stepped up their level of commitment to create the Odyssey/Deakin research partnership, bringing together Deakin professors and skilled researchers with Odyssey executives and senior managers to lead

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