Who is Odyssey House?
Odyssey House is a comprehensive social services agency based in New York City. Our innovative programs help individuals and families cope with substance use disorders, mental illness, homelessness, and medical problems.
What is your mission?
It is the mission of Odyssey House: to provide comprehensive and innovative services to the broadest range of metro New York's population who abuse drugs, abuse alcohol, suffer from mental illness; to provide high quality, holistic treatment impacting all major life spheres: psychological, physical, social, family, educational and spiritual; to support personal rehabilitation, renewal and family restoration.
Throughout our activities, Odyssey House undertakes to act as a responsible employer and member of the community, and manage the assets of the organization in a professional manner.
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
Founded in 1967 as a residential drug treatment program, Odyssey House has continued to broaden its mission in important new areas. Our initiatives in supportive housing, family services, community-based peer mentoring, mental health care, and wellness programs all provide a greater range of options for women with children, adolescents and adults who depend on our services. In addition, Odyssey House offers a variety of artistic, cultural and physical fitness activities to keep our clients engaged in treatment and enrich their lives.
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
Maintaining high treatment standards, developing community-based supportive housing, and promoting the cause of recovery are ongoing goals at Odyssey House. It’s an effort that depends on a diverse, vibrant group of supporters, including our Boards of Trustees and volunteers. We value the support of people who support our humanitarian mission and want to make a difference for vulnerable New Yorkers striving to change their lives.