Grant: “Second Chance” program
The mission of Odyssey Family Counseling Center is to strive to provide high quality, professional counseling in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, trauma, anger management and the prevention of addictive behaviors, to all socio-economic groups.
How the Odyssey Counselling Center benefits the community:
The Odyssey has always been firmly rooted in community. Throughout Odyssey’s history, the objective of the agency has been consistent, to provide high-quality, affordable and professional counseling services. A write-up from 1977 states “Odyssey retains its commitment to providing service to anyone in need”. In 1976, “one-third of Odyssey’s clients had incomes of less than $5,000 per year; another third had incomes between $5,000 to $10,000. Clients are charged a modest fee, scaled to income – for instance a family with an annual income of $10,000 pays $7 per session. No client is refused service because of an inability to pay”. Community response to The Odyssey was strong and very positive. Several school counselors said The Odyssey is their primary referral agency. One commented “I sincerely cannot sing the praises loudly enough to express my satisfaction and appreciation for what Odyssey is doing in our community. It means so much . . . to be able to recommend a place for professional counseling for families where you feel confident in the staff and leadership.”