How can we help you?
Since 1980, Odyssey has supported thousands of New Zealanders living with drug, alcohol and other addiction challenges to make changes, feel more in control of their lives and hopeful for their future.
We work closely with families, whānau and other agencies to support tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) in a wide range of settings:
In addition to our primary adult residential service, we offer separate residential programmes for young people aged 13-17 years, for adults who are experiencing mental health challenges alongside their addiction, as well for parents who would like to have their children with them while they participate in our treatment programme. Our residential programmes benefit from dedicated peer and cultural support.
Our community services include continuing care groups, as well as the mutual aid groups SMART Recovery and Be SMART for whai ora and families/whānau. In Whangarei, we also provide brief interventions for whai ora and whānau whose lives may be impacted by methamphetamine addiction challenges.
At our Auckland community services hub, we operate Odyssey Café, a social enterprise offering a work training programme for our residents. Odyssey Café also operates a kai (food) garden at our main adult residence that offers additional work training opportunities for residents and supplies fresh produce to our adult residence and Café.
We offer school-based services in Auckland and Waikato, and also operate our own school in Auckland to support rangatahi and young adults who are staying with us.
In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Department of Corrections
We are the lead provider of Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (the house that raises the spirits) – Auckland’s Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Court (AODTC). We also run drug treatment programmes for people at Auckland, Spring Hill and Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facilities.
Who can we help?
Odyssey offers residential, school and community services for adults (23 years and over), young adults (18-22 years), youth (13-17 years) and families from across New Zealand at our centres in Auckland and Whangarei. We also provide a youth school and community service, Youth INtact, in Hamilton.
Our services are available to:
- New Zealand citizens
- Permanent residents, or
- Other people living in New Zealand who meet the Ministry of Health’s eligibility
guidelines for publicly funded health services (see www.health.govt.nz Guide to Eligibility)
We accept self or agency referrals for people over 18 living within the greater Auckland and Northland district health board (DHB) regions. For all other parts of New Zealand, or if you are under 18, please contact us (or your local DHB) to find out about referral and admission criteria.
We hold a national methamphetamine treatment contract for adults and young people, which includes residential care. Whai ora who meet the eligibility criteria can self-refer, regardless of where they reside in New Zealand.
Where are we located?
Our residential and community services are based in Auckland and Whangarei, and available to people from throughout New Zealand, depending on eligibility. We offer school-based services in Auckland and Hamilton. We also operate prison-based services in the Auckland and Waikato regions.
Working with partners
Any partnerships with other agencies – this could include cultural partners, or other services and continuing care programs
We are grateful for the support and guidance of our mana whenua partners in Auckland, Waikato and Northland, in particular Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei.
We also work closely with government, sector and community partners within initiatives such as Haven (acute drug harm minimisation project), Te Ara
Oranga (the Northland methamphetamine harm reduction project), The Citizenship Project, Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (alcohol and other drug treatment court), Tūturu (a whole school approach to wellbeing) and Youth INtact. We have strong working relationships with other service providers throughout New Zealand, and work collaboratively with other agencies to support people to live the lives they want, free from alcohol, drug or gambling harms.
To find out more about our services, or to speak to a member of our assessment and admissions team, please call +64 09 6384957 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our organisation and services, or to download a referral form, please visit www.odyssey.org.nz.
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