Vocational & Educational Services
As part of our holistic approach to treatment, we make sure our clients transition smoothly into the work force by providing onsite educational services, vocational skills training, and job placement assistance.
Every client entering treatment is assigned a vocational rehabilitation counselor who will:
Odyssey House works with several vocational training organizations to provide our clients the opportunity of a career in the field of their choice. Clients may participate in a variety of vocational trainings, including building maintenance, culinary arts, commercial driving, auto mechanics, health care, clerical duties and computer installation.
In addition, we offer a Resident Staff Training Program that gives clients the opportunity to pursue careers in:
More than 80% of residents who graduated from the Resident Staff Training Program are offered employment with Odyssey House.
We work in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and Project Restart to provide on-site educational services. Adult Basic Education (ABE) services are provided through the Department of Education and are available to all adult Odyssey House residential clients. In the past six years, more than 1,700 Odyssey House clients were enrolled in our on-site educational programs.
Adolescent educational services are provided through Project Restart and are available to all Odyssey House adolescent clients. Odyssey House administers the General Educational Development (GED) examination five times a year. In 2008, 81% of the adolescents who took the GED exam passed.