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The George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery



Recovery happens in a dignified setting

The George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery (GRCR) is a multi-generational behavioral health treatment center with a focus on intensive substance abuse services for women and older adults. The 231-bed residential complex is located on Wards Island, within a 480-acre city park that, conjoined with Randall’s Island, lies in the East River between East Harlem, the South Bronx and Astoria, Queens.

The GRCR officially opens in spring 2017 following a major restoration undertaken in partnership with New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The renovation project reclaimed and enhanced the original historic structure, built in 1915 as a hospital for psychiatric patients, to create a modern family treatment center for women and children and older adults 55 years of age and older.

In keeping with treatment services offered throughout the Odyssey House system, residential care at GRCR embraces a holistic continuum of evidence-based behavioral health care. Individually developed treatment plans incorporate a range of services including medication-assisted treatment; counseling, group therapy, and case management services; educational and vocational training; and peer-supported recovery and housing programs.


Just as everyone’s life journey is different, so is finding the best path to recovery.

Odyssey House has a strong tradition of providing a place of sanctuary for clients and families to focus on overcoming addiction, develop coping skills, and build lifelong recovery. And because everyone has different needs, we personalize our residential and outpatient treatment programs to each person who walks through our doors.

We believe that integrated behavioral health care—a holistic form of treatment that addresses physical, psychiatric, social, and spiritual well-being, as well as family relationships and education—is the most effective approach to achieving a healthy recovery.

A safe and supportive environment is a fundamental part of the treatment experience. Residents are encouraged to relate to others and foster a feeling of safety that helps them focus on their recovery and learn about their addiction. An environment that reflects respect and dignity helps clients engage in their community and reduces feelings of institutionalization that can inhibit individual growth and learning.

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