Program & Services

What 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.

Are the young adult programs gender-specific?

Yes, we have an all-female program, Lafayette Avenue, in located in the Bronx and an all-male 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 or educational services?

Yes, we offer Board of Education classes and High School Equivalency (HSE/TASC) 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 House

How do I apply for a job with Odyssey House?

You will find all available positions on idealist.org or postings.com. If one of the opportunities matches your skills and experience, please mail your résumé and a cover letter to:

Human Resources Department

Odyssey House
120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Or e-mail a cover letter and résumé to jobs[at]odysseyhouseinc.org.

If we feel there is a good match, your résumé will be forwarded to the hiring manager and you will be contacted in the near future. Unfortunately, we only can respond to résumés/CVs that are submitted in reference to specific job postings.

What benefits does Odyssey House offer?

In addition to competitive salaries, Odyssey House offers a full spectrum of benefits, including:

Vacation Plan
Health Insurance (two plans)
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance
403(b) Plan
Long Term & Short Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Tuition Reimbursement

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 info[at]odysseyhouseinc.org.

Donations & Funding

How 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:

Odyssey Foundation
120 Wall Street, 17th Fl
New York, NY 10005

All contributions are tax-deductible.

If you’d like to make an in-kind donation, please email foundation[at]odysseyhouseinc.org.

How is my donation spent?

Odyssey House seeks to operate efficiently and to minimize management and administrative costs. In fiscal year 2015, we allocated 90% 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 are available here.