The Parent’s & Children’s Program

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The Parent’s & Children’s Program

Odyssey House is one of only a handful of rehabilitation centres in Australia that allow men and women to undertake treatment whilst their children (0-12 years) live with them. The Parent’s & Children’s Program allows parents who have misused substances to get the treatment they need, without worrying about finding a carer for their children before they start rehab.

The program aims to repair the bond between child and parent by offering services focused on physical and mental health, education, interpersonal and social skills, and child development. Once they have completed their rehab, parents are encouraged to move into community housing if they can demonstrate they are able to responsibly take care of their child/ren.

During COVID-19 Outbreak

Following the Australian Government’s instructions regarding restrictions on social gatherings that were implemented from Monday 23 March 2020, Odyssey House NSW has been classified as an essential service and will remain operational and will continue to provide alcohol and other drugs treatment services to our clients.

However, in light of the recent government update, we have put in place infection control measures that have greatly reduced the speed of our admissions.

Please call 1800 397 739 or email

To chat to one of our friendly staff about our Parent and Children Residential program send an enquiry using the form on this page or call: 

1800 397 739

or email