Frequently Asked Questions
Programs & ServicesWhat age groups does Odyssey House serve?
Odyssey House offers specialized programs for adolescents, adults and senior citizens 55 years and older.Where is Odyssey House located?
Odyssey House has locations in East Harlem, the East Village and the Bronx.How long does treatment last?
Treatment plans at Odyssey House are individualized; therefore treatment duration varies from person to person. The average length of stay in our residential programs is 9 - 12 months.Are the young adult programs gender-specific?
Yes, we have an all-girls program, Lafayette Avenue, in located in the Bronx and an all-boys program, Leadership Center, in Manhattan.What is the minimum age to be admitted into the ElderCare Program?
You must be at least 55 years old to be admitted into the ElderCare Program.Can people with mental health problems be admitted?
Yes, a level of care determination is made on a case-by-case basis.Do you provide vocational educational services?
Yes, we offer Board of Education classes and GED testing on-site.Can people with multiple medical issues be admitted?
Yes, there are on-site medical and dental clinics licensed by the Department of Health.
Working for Odyssey HouseHow do I apply for a job with Odyssey House?
Human Resources Department
In addition to competitive salaries, Odyssey House offers a full spectrum of benefits, including:
How do I intern or volunteer with Odyssey House?
Odyssey House works with volunteer organizations that offer their programs to human service agencies. If you'd like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations & FundingHow is Odyssey House funded?
Odyssey House programs and services are funded primarily through government contracts. Ancillary services, such as our children's library and the Odyssey House Art Project, are funded by foundation and individual donations.How can I donate to Odyssey House?
Click here to donate online. Or mail a check, payable to Odyssey Foundation, to:
If you'd like to make an in-kind donation, please email email@example.com.How is my donation spent?
Odyssey House seeks to operate efficiently and to minimize management and administrative costs. In fiscal year 2011, we allocated 88% of our expenditures for program services — a number that is well above the standard recommended by the American Institute of Philanthropy, one of the leading charity rating organizations in the US.Can I get a copy of your annual report?
Annual Reports from 2002-2011 are available in the News section of our website.