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

Basketball Providing a Second Chance

Basketball Providing a Second Chance

In November 2016, a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) basketball event was arranged by Melton Police together with Odyssey House, Melton Council Youth Services and a number of other local services. Sarah*, one of our youth clients, participated in the event, and was noticed as a young person with a

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Bridge Road Billboard Gives Back

For those of you who travel past our Head Office on Bridge Road in Richmond, you may have noticed a new digital billboard. The owners of the building that we lease agreed to the construction of the billboard and have also agreed to give all income earned by its advertising

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Kids in Focus Celebrate Christmas

Every year, our Kids in Focus team invites the families the work with to a Christmas picnic to celebrate the festive season. This year, around 30 families attended, played games, had a barbeque lunch and all the children enjoyed a special visit from Santa Claus. Topped off with presents all

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Supporting the Islamic Community

In an effort to provide access to a population that doesn’t typically access mainstream alcohol and other drug services, Odyssey House has joined forces with 3 other agencies to support the Islamic community in its provision of a Muslim Youth, Adult & Families program (MYAF). Odyssey House together with The

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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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