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They Were Addicted to Opioids. Now They’re Running the New York Marathon.

Dr. Provet on “And Now the Good News”

This morning, Odyssey House President Dr. Peter Provet and an Odyssey House client were guests on the first episode of “And Now the Good News,” a new Facebook show hosted by PIX11 reporter (and “Run for Your Life” emcee) James Ford. In this episode, James and Peter...

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 13th Annual Run for Your Life on Saturday, September 15th! More than 1,000 people came out to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island to show their support for men and women in treatment for substance use and mental health disorders....

PIX11 supports recovering addicts in the Run For Your Life

by James Ford WPIX RANDALLS ISLAND, Manhattan — New York’s Very Own supports New Yorkers recovering from substance abuse and addiction.  PIX11 voted with its feet, literally, at the Run For Your Life on Randall’s Island on Saturday. It’s an event operated by Odyssey...

Bid on great items at Run for Your Life

Our Run for Your Life event has a little something for everyone: runners, walkers, dancers, fitness buffs…and bargain hunters! Score a great deal on one of your favorite restaurants or travel destinations, all while supporting Odyssey House. Take a peek at our...

Get involved with Odyssey House

Be part of the solution The latest report from the CDC estimates that a record 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, a rise of around 10 percent. We can only end this tragic loss of life with the help of supporters like you. See what motivated Amelia, an...

Addiction & Mental Health News, Aug. 31

Associated Press: Expecting mothers’ opioid use may stunt kids’ learning New study says children whose mothers used opioids while pregnant commonly face learning disabilities and other special education needs. The Atlantic: A Simple Reason So Many Older...

Sponsor Spotlight: Akiko Kyei-Aboagye

As a partner at Urban Architectural Initiatives (UAI), Akiko Kyei-Aboagye designed several supportive housing buildings for Odyssey House. UAI has proudly sponsored Run for Your Life every year since it started in 2006. “Run for Your Life is a fun morning of...

Our summer newsletter is now online

Our Summer 2018 newsletter is now available online! Learn about our new programs and grants, recent events, and meet the newest members of our Boards of Trustees. You can also read first-person accounts of how your support helps our clients turn their lives around....

Volunteers put community first

Accounting firm RSM returned to Odyssey House for another employee-led service day at the George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery (GRCR) this week. The day was a part of their annual Volunteer Day in which they work with select nonprofits across the country as part of...

Join us at the NYC Marathon

On Sunday, our team of residents, alumni, staff, and friends will take on the NYC Marathon and they need your support! Show your encouragement by cheering for them on the sidelines, posting inspiring messages on our Facebook, or making a donation to their fundraising...

Odyssey House Resident Named “Tenant of the Year”

Stephen Bates, a resident of Odyssey House Soundview Avenue, was recognized as “Tenant of the Year” by the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) at their annual gala. Mr. Bates was recognized for his “tenacity and strength to overcome...

Help Team Odyssey House reach their marathon goals

On November 4th, a team of 43 clients, alumni, staff, and supporters will take on the ultimate challenge – the grueling 26.2-mile 2018 NYC Marathon. These runners have been training for this day for months. They are out to prove to themselves that they are not...

Join us at the 1st Annual Bronx Women’s Forum

Odyssey House, Violence Intervention Program, WellCare of New York, and SCANNY invite you to the 1st Annual Bronx Women’s Forum on Friday, October 12th for a day of workshops and important conversations. The theme of the forum – Use Your Voice – is...

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