Odyssey supports tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) and their whānau to live the lives they want, free from drug, alcohol and other addiction challenges.
We offer services for adults, young adults, youth and whānau from throughout New Zealand from our residences and community hubs in Northland, Auckland and Waikato.
Our residential and community services offer supportive peer environments for tāngata whai ora to build on existing strengths and learn new skills that enable long-term recovery. Odyssey residential programmes are based on a treatment approach called a therapeutic community (or TC). Learning occurs in the way participants live and work together as residents and staff, and in the roles and responsibilities each has in the house.
Our services for adults | pakeke include opportunities to stay with us, or to receive support in the community. Our residential options include a family centre where parents can be with their children while they participate in our adult programme, as well as three smaller Te Wairua residences for tāngata whai ora who may need support with their mental wellbeing alongside challenges with addiction. We also offer special support for young adults aged 18-23 within these programmes.
Our community hubs in Whangarei and New Lynn (West Auckland) are places to find information and resources, to access mentoring or learning support, or to join a group with other people who may be having similar experiences to you. Services offered at our hubs also include literacy and job search support.
In collaboration with Lifewise, Mind & Body and ADHB, we operate Haven, an after-hours, drop-in support space. Peer workers from addiction, mental health and homeless services are on hand for a chat and to help identify next steps if necessary.
For youth | rangatahi, we provide a range of services, including programmes based in the community and in schools, and live-in programmes providing rangatahi with a place to take some time out and focus on learning skills and activities that support well-being.
At Odyssey, we know that strong whānau relationships and community connections help to support long-term recovery. We also know that supporting someone, whose life may be affected by challenges with substance use or other addictive behaviours, can sometimes feel really hard. We offer several programmes in Auckland and Northland that support families | whānau to develop coping skills, build resilience and improve relationships. We also work across all our services and programmes in a whānau-inclusive way.