One of the many myths about people with drug and alcohol misuse is that the children of these people would be better off in care arrangements. However, we cannot and must not simply write off mothers and fathers with drug problems as being unfit to raise their children.

If parents are provided with appropriate rehabilitation and intensive parenting education and support, many are able to successfully overcome their drug dependence, become better parents and rebuild happy, healthy families where children are safe and nurtured.

The cost of caring for children in foster care is, on average, 52 per cent higher than the costs of caring for other children, not in care. With your support, we can help them take control of and change their lives and build a better and safe future for their families.

By clicking on the Donate Now button below you have the option of making a one-off donation or making a regular donation every week, month or annually. By continuing to work together, we can get one step closer to living in a world free of addiction.

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We provide a diverse range of services to adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies.

We offer:

Saving and improving the lives of people in need.

Odyssey House recognises that Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) problems can have a significant impact on children and other family members. We also aim to support and make our services relevant to the widest range of people, welcoming all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, those from culturally diverse backgrounds, and those from LGBTQI communities to our services.

Odyssey House’s professional, caring staff guide you through your journey, in a safe, non-threatening environment. Our Sydney treatment facility is located in Eagle Vale, Sydney. The Withdrawal Unit is located in Ingleburn, Sydney.

Odyssey House is accredited with The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

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There are many ways you can get involved with Odyssey House NSW. This could be as a Community Fundraiser in your local community or by giving a bequest or a financial gift in memory of a friend or family member. Find out more