Established in 1970, Odyssey House Leadership Center provides residential treatment services for drug-troubled youths and young adults. It's New York's first publicly funded adolescent treatment unit featuring a full-service residential high school, family and individual therapy, and vocational services.
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In 1973, Odyssey House led the treatment field with its first residential center to help addicted parents and their children. Early childhood development counselors and a medical staff attended to the young families, guiding their recovery and providing the necessary skills for parenting in a safe, drug-free environment. A second center opened in 1994 also offering a fully equipped nursery, preschool, and outdoor playground on-site.
Success at these centers established Odyssey House as the national prototype for family-centered substance abuse services and earned it the reputation for setting the standard of excellence in the treatment field. Today, as many as 180 mothers and young children are in residential treatment, making Odyssey House one of the largest treatment system for families in the country. Family Center services are slated to relocate to a renovated residential treatment site on Wards Island by end of 2016.