Happy Holidays from Odyssey House

Family * Harmony * Recovery

As we prepare to celebrate the holiday season with our families, we thank you for your support and encouragement. This year, in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic, we’ve helped save the lives of more than a thousand New Yorkers by giving them the tools they need to build a healthy and secure future for themselves and their families.

The 2017 holiday e-card is by Marshall R., a tenant of the Odyssey House Park Avenue supportive housing program on E. 123rd Street. The painting uses geometric shapes to represent a family “connecting in harmony with the world.” It is now on display at the Haven Art Gallery as part of our latest exhibition, “What is Family?

Marshall shows Odyssey House President Dr. Peter Provet one of his artworks at the “What is Family?” opening reception.

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and cerebral palsy as an adult, Marshall has faced a number of challenges, including at one point being homeless, but he has found a sense of peace and belonging at Odyssey House. A member the Odyssey House Art Project since 2014, Marshall makes it a point to visit the art studio as often as he can. To date, he has created more than 12 pieces of original art.

Support the Odyssey House Art Project

The Odyssey House Art Project is comprised of men and women in treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. In a city where 1,374 died from drug overdoses in 2016 – and someone dies from an overdose every seven hours – these services are more critical than ever.

Please don’t let this season of joy and giving pass without remembering the mission of Odyssey House – treating substance use and mental health disorders. Please consider supporting the Odyssey House Art Project by making a donation. Your gift will change lives.

All the very best to you and yours this holiday season.