Saving lives one case worker at a time

Odyssey House NSW

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Early childhood - aged under 6
Project Focus
Project Area

Project Description

At Odyssey, our vision is a world free of addiction.

We provide rehabilitation services to address harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. We believe that addiction is a serious yet treatable condition. With the right support, people can overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol and rebuild their lives.

Caseworkers are the heart of Odyssey. They are the unsung heroes, providing the compassion, guidance, and support that can make all the difference in someone’s journey towards recovery.

They work one-one-one with clients to develop and monitor each client’s needs, goals and treatment progress to help them achieve long-lasting sobriety.

Once such client who came to Odyssey was Hayley. Hayley came to Odyssey after decades of relying on drugs and alcohol to cope with her pain. You can read Hayley’s story at the following link and learn how Odyssey helped her overcome her addiction.
We are seeking $250,000 in order to be able to hire additional case workers and meet the increasing requests for our services.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Your generosity contributes to life-changing services for everyday Australians who deserve a life free from addiction.

Expected Outcomes

Our case workers provide:

  • Individualised treatment - Case workers develop personalised treatment plans with clients to address their unique circumstances, needs and goals.
  • Support and advocacy - Case workers provide emotional support and advocacy for clients throughout their treatment journey. They can help clients navigate challenges, advocate for them to other clinical and support professionals, provide guidance and resources, and connect clients with other support services as needed.
  • Accountability - Case workers help clients stay accountable to their treatment goals by regularly checking in on their progress and offering support and encouragement. This accountability can help clients stay motivated and committed to their recovery.
  • Coordination of care - Case workers work closely with other members of the treatment team, such as nurses, therapists, teachers, cultural leaders, and support staff, to ensure that clients receive comprehensive and personalised care.

Project Data & Lessons

Monitoring data is collected by Odyssey throughout a client's journey and is a crucial aspect of our operations, as it enables us to monitor and assess the impact of our services.

By systematically recording and analysing client data, Odyssey gains valuable insights into the effectiveness of our programs and the outcomes achieved by our clients. This data includes information about individuals' substance abuse history, treatment progress, relapse rates, and overall well-being.

We aim to identify trends, patterns, and areas of improvement within our treatment methods, allowing us to tailor our services and interventions to better meet the needs of our clients. We also work with peak industry bodies to share practices and data trends.

This data-driven approach ensures that we remain at the forefront of evidence-based practices in addiction treatment, enabling us to make informed decisions and continually enhance our impact on individuals' lives.

Project Dates

Project Commences: May 24, 2023
Project Completes: June 30, 2023

Funding Details

Funding Needed
Current Funding
Total Project Costs
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Public appeal page
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Pro bono services

Organisation Details

Odyssey House NSW
ABN: 49 001 418 257


Rebecca Grant
Phone: 0491080653

About Odyssey House NSW

Odyssey House NSW provides rehabilitation services to address harms associated with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

Since 1977, we have built a comprehensive network of specialised withdrawal and rehabilitation programs through residential and community service hubs across Greater Sydney and the NSW Southern Highlands.

Our professional staff treat trauma and co–occurring mental health issues to help clients develop skills to meet their physical, emotional and intellectual needs, reconnect with family and strengthen their social connections.

Our Community Programs include Alcohol and other drug counselling, mental health services as well as family and parent support programs in locations across Sydney.

Our Residential Programs include withdrawal and residential rehabilitation programs, mental health programs, a Parent’s and Children’s Program and specialised group services, as well as numeracy and literacy education; family/relationship issues; domestic violence and other trauma, parental drug use; and physical and mental health problems.

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