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

2016 Short Story Winners

2016 Short Story Winners

The Odyssey House Short Story Competition Winners for 2016 have now been announced and their stories can be found below. The theme for 2016 was Chances and we received many entries, all of which were read and judged by our panel of authors which included Dr Stefan Gruenert, Odyssey House CEO; Eliza-Jane Henry Jones, Author of In The Quiet; and Author Andrew Whitmore. Thank you to everyone who entered. The Short Story Competition will open again in August 2017. Happy Writing!

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Carlton FC Auction and Tin Shake

Odyssey House Victoria would like to thank all of the residents, staff and volunteers who gave up their day on 27th of May to tin shake at the Carlton/Melbourne game at the MCG.

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History in the Making

Esteemed Author of “Drug Addiction in Australia” and “Every Precious Breath”, Tom Valenta has been writing the history of Odyssey House Australia for the past two years.

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Melton upgrades

The City of Melton is located in the outer western Melbourne growth corridor and is one of Australia’s fastest growing municipalities.

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Happy Campers

Each year, Odyssey House Victoria’s Kids in Focus (KIF) team provide an opportunity for families to attend a camp together. KIF camp is focused on relationships and respect and allows families some time to share a new experience as well as time together as a family outside of their home.

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Our Commitment to Aboriginal Health

Odyssey House Victoria has made a solid commitment to bridging the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, guided by our Reconciliation Action Plan or RAP. Our RAP has identified many initiatives to enhance Odyssey’s cultural sensitivity and helps us to provide better services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

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Odyssey Expands

Following the Victorian Government reforms to Alcohol and Other Drug treatment last year, Odyssey House has set up a number of new offices. Through our partnership with UnitingCare ReGen and other support services including the Stepping Up Consortium, we are now located in more than 20 different sites across Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

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Carlton FC Auction and Tin Shake

Odyssey House Victoria would like to thank all of the residents, staff and volunteers who gave up their day on 27th of May to tin shake at the Carlton/Melbourne game at the MCG.  Everyone braved the cold and wore their best smile to ask football fans to support Odyssey House

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Cost of alcohol misuse goes beyond the drinker

New research shows harm caused by other’s drinking more than doubles the economic impact of alcohol misuse Total cost of alcohol misuse now estimated at $36 billion annually This includes tangible costs of $24.7 billion New report shows $20 billion in costs caused by someone else’s drinking Over 73% of

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