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OH ROCS Recovery Center is now offering telehealth services

RFYL Weekly: 7 tips for buying new running shoes

With NYRR announcing the cancellation of the 2020 NYC marathon, “Run for Your Life” participants will be focusing more on strength training and injury prevention.  Saturday morning’s Run for Your Life training will begin at 8 am in front of the George Rosenfeld Center...

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Budget-friendly foods

This week’s Wellness Wednesday Tip from our in-house nutritionist & wellness coordinator, Tara Mardigan: Food prices have risen coast to coast since the Covid-19 pandemic as supply chains have experienced major disruptions. Keeping nutritious foods on hand...

Odyssey House receives Starbucks Neighborhood Grant

The Starbucks​ Foundation has awarded Odyssey House a $2,500 Neighborhood Grant to support our COVID-19 response efforts. Odyssey House is one of 400 organizations nationwide to receive grants as part of its efforts to support communities impacted by the pandemic....

Training opportunities in July

Odyssey House provides ongoing training for social workers, mental health professionals, and substance abuse counselors. The topics range from training on evidence-based practices to those with an administrative focus. We offer courses approved by the NYSED Office of...

Join us at the Recovery Center in July

We’re excited to announce that the Odyssey House Recovery Center is open and fully staffed. So, if you want to get out of the apartment and have a friendly, safe place to go, COME HERE!  We have an amazing group of recovery coaches here to assist you. Check out...

Celebrating 15 years of Run for Your Life

Please join Odyssey House at the 15th Annual Run for Your Life on Saturday, September 12th! This family-friendly event on Randall’s Island raises awareness of and funds for the recovery movement with a day of festivities, including children’s games and face...

An update on our services: COVID-19

At Odyssey House, the health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priority. In keeping with this philosophy, we have implemented screening, cleaning, and infection control protocols that reflect current public health guidelines. We are closely monitoring...

Sponsor our 15th Annual Run for Your Life Virtual 5K!

Every September, Odyssey House marks National Recovery Month by bringing together present and former clients, staff members, friends, and supporters for our signature event, the annual Run for Your Life 5K Run & Recovery Walk. This year, Run for Your Life is going...

This will not stand.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King Jr., April 16, 1963   As we witnessed the horrific death of Mr. George Floyd, killed on the streets of Minneapolis by a white police officer while fellow officers looked on, we were all...

Neighbor helping neighbor

Since the coronavirus pandemic made social isolation a public safety necessity, behavioral healthcare providers have been sounding the alarm on the potentially harmful effects on people with mental health issues. This makes supportive housing programs for people...

RFYL Weekly: Fatigue-fighting workouts

Tomorrow’s Run for Your Life outdoor workout will begin at 8:00 am in front of the George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery (GRCR) on Wards Island. The team goal for this Saturday is to complete a 7 ½ mile run down and back on the FDR Drive trailway immediately followed...

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Beat the heat

It’s HOT out there! Whether you’re spending time in your own outside space, planning a trip to the beach, visiting a local park or trail, or simply doing your usual outdoor exercise, keep these tips in mind to stay hydrated and prevent overheating. Always have water...

RFYL Weekly: Why running is so important to recovery

Saturday’s Run for Your Life outdoor workout will begin at 8:00 am in front of the George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery (GRCR) on Wards Island. Once again don’t forget to join us on Strava – this week’s running goal is to maintain base pace running for 6 miles. Also,...

NYC helping our tenants keep their pantries stocked

Food insecurity has long been a problem in underserved communities, but the pandemic has exacerbated it significantly. That’s why we’re so grateful to William Rivera of Bronx Community Board #9, NYC “Food Czar” Kathryn Garcia & the NYPD 43rd Precinct for...

Help us fight the epidemic within the pandemic

The global pandemic is dominating the news but at Odyssey House, we are still working hard to reduce the deadly opioid epidemic that killed more than 67,000 Americans in 2019 – a tragic number that is predicted to increase significantly this year. More than 1,500...

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