In September, the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports awarded Odyssey House a grant to develop an integrated outpatient treatment program. Odyssey House will receive $760,000 in one-time-only funding and support services for up to 18 months.
This grant is part of a $4.7 million initiative to develop new integrated programs aimed at increasing access to the full continuum of services for opioid use disorder in a single location and is made possible through New York State’s Opioid Settlement Fund.
These programs provide more opportunities to access person-centered comprehensive services, including medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Organizations receiving this funding will operate both an outpatient treatment program and an opioid treatment program at the same site.
“Delivering all-encompassing addiction treatment and supplementary healthcare services in a single location will simplify our ability to connect with those in need and, most importantly, to rescue lives,” said Odyssey House President Dr. Peter Provet. “This approach effectively tackles the obstacles that individuals might encounter while seeking treatment, thus broadening their reach to crucial life-saving assistance and support.”