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

Youth & Family Services

YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

Odyssey House Youth & Family Services provides outreach and centre-based programs and services to young people aged 12 to 24 and their families. Odyssey House Victoria  is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation.

About

The service aims to reduce a young person’s alcohol or other drug use and to minimise harm caused by use. The program also helps participants to manage other problems like mental health, education, family and legal issues.

Participation in the program is voluntary and individuals wanting assistance can self refer. The program also takes referrals from the criminal justice system through ACSO (Australian Community Support Organisation).

Our youth and family services include

  • Youth alcohol and other drug counselling: where young people can discuss their issues and concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
  • Dual diagnosis counselling:  A counselling service for young people suffering from mental health and drug and alcohol issues, delivered in partnership with headspace Southern Melbourne.
  • Family alcohol and other drug counselling: where families can gain an understanding of one another’s issues and work towards a group resolution.
  • Outreach: Assertive follow-up and counselling with at-risk young people.
  • Training and drug education: Workshops and seminars provided to schools and community groups on drugs, alcohol and associated issues.
  • Legal advice: Our partnership with St Kilda Legal Service assists young people to access free and confidential legal advice.
  • The Odyssey Camp Out: An annual camp to provide at-risk young people with respite, life-skills training and meaningful life experiences.
  • Recreational and creative activities: A range of activities to engage young people and enhance their self-esteem, confidence and community connectedness.
  • Building Resilience in Community Schools: A holistic program that places a youth clinician at community schools to provide youth and family counselling, support, referral, drug education, secondary consultation and staff professional development.

Our partners include

  • Box Hill Institute
  • ReGen
  • headspace
  • The St Kilda Crisis Centre
  • Whitelion
  • The Prahran Health and Wellbeing Hub
  • The Education Engagement Partnership
  • Stonnington Youth Services
  • Caulfield Park Community School
  • Sydney Rd Community School
  • Lynall Hall Community School
  • Mount Alexander College

When appropriate, Odyssey House Victoria also refers young people to a number of its partner organisations, for additional support or treatment.

Cost

This is a free service.