Odyssey House was one of five providers awarded $4 million to expand residential addiction treatment services in the New York City. With the $1.23 million grant, Odyssey House will add 41 beds to our Lafayette Avenue in the Bronx. Funding for these projects is being administered through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
The addition of these beds is part of the State’s efforts to provide a full residential continuum of care for people who are undergoing treatment for addiction, and ensure they receive the proper services. OASAS is working with providers and stakeholders to refine and redesign residential services to incorporate three essential elements of treatment: stabilization, rehabilitation, and re-integration. Residential programs may be certified to offer any or all of those elements.
“This funding is critical to expanding treatment services and ensuring New Yorkers struggling with addiction have the resources they need to follow the path to recovery,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair of the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force. “The additional beds at treatment facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn will ensure residents in these communities are given the access they need to help better their own lives and the lives of their families.”