The Chairperson of Odyssey’s Board Mr. Bruce Hartnett AM is soon to step down from the Board after 8 years of service. We wish him well and thank him for his time steering the Odyssey ship. The former Federal Member for Jagajaga and senior Minister, Ms. Jenny Macklin succeeds Bruce
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
Construction of the Hope Restart Centre in Bairnsdale continues to progress well and the site has been a hive of activity since construction began in February this year. The roof has been installed, the walls are up, and all trades are now working to complete the building by the end
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
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
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.
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
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