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STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY
Every day Odyssey House helps people in recovery
give back in ways that make them stronger
and their communities richer.
A sense of belonging, a belief in each other,
and the ability to work together
make change possible.
Hope is found.
Possibilities are discovered.
Lives are saved.

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WORKING TOGETHER TO COMMUNITY IS OUR STRENGTH


SUPPORT RECOVERY
George ROSENFELD Peter PROVET, Ph.D.
Chairman President and Chief Executive Officer
Odyssey House and Odyssey Foundation
Board of Trustees

AT ODYSSEY HOUSE WE ARE FORTUNATE TO BE In 2004, Odyssey House expanded the reach of our CREATING A STRONG COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE At Odyssey House we place a high value on being good
embraced by a committed community of supporters community. We: feel supported and encouraged to change their lives is neighbors to the people who live and work near our
and advocates, whose generous contributions, recog- an essential element of treatment at Odyssey House. facilities. For us, being a good neighbor means keep-
nition, and ongoing funding enhance the treatment • opened an outpatient clinic in the South Bronx; Each day, men, women, and children whose lives have ing a welcome mat outside our front doors. Local peo-
experience for thousands of clients. This community • began construction on a 16-bed adolescent facili- been devastated by substance abuse are given the ple, including families with young children, senior cit-
of government partners, private foundations, board ty, also located in the South Bronx; and chance to seize upon a new way of living that offers izens, business owners and community leaders, reg-
members, family members and community leaders • secured community support for a 50-bed support- them opportunities and hope for the future. ularly visit our programs and meet the men and
all come together to support people in recovery. ive housing facility in East Harlem. women in treatment and the staff who are supporting
Change is not an easy process and comes slowly to their efforts to change their lives. Encouraging resi-
Both ongoing and new programs further Odyssey These new community-based programs, along with clients, some of whom may have been abusing drugs dents to talk about their success in overcoming addic-
House‘s mission of offering long-term, intensive serv- enrichments to existing residential services such as and alcohol for decades. But over the course of sever- tion and mental illness helps break down the stigma
ices that address the substance abuse problems and the Odyssey House Family Center of Excellence, al months a transformation occurs and individuals that surrounds drug abusers and the mentally ill.
mental health needs of New Yorkers. We continue to would not be possible without the backing of our val- whose drug-abusing lifestyle isolated them from soci-
offer programs such as the following: ued public and private partnerships. ety, begin to reach out and trust one another. In treat- Not only do we invite the neighbors over, we also take
ment we tell clients “you can do it, but you can’t do it our services to them. During 2004, Odyssey House
• Our comprehensive medical services include on- Following the mandate of our long-term strategic alone.” resident volunteers participated in neighborhood
site New York City Department of Health licensed plan, we are looking for public funds to enhance our clean-up days, planted flowers in city parks, watered
Article 28 clinics that provide primary and special- programs. Board members and staff have combined But the real test of our programs is how well our the trees on the sidewalks outside our buildings,
ist care as well as referrals to leading New York efforts to seek contributions from friends and founda- clients maintain sobriety, pursue their goals, and manned information desks at health fairs, staffed NYC
City hospitals. tions. An exhibit of client art in May 2005 and an art become trusted citizens. Marathon East Harlem water stations, marched
auction at Sotheby’s in June are exciting new fundrais- against drugs in “Take Back the Night” events, and
• At our Teen Leadership Center in Manhattan, in ing initiatives. In 2004, to address this challenge, we established a performed in concerts at senior centers, schools, and
addition to substance abuse counseling, we pro- full-service outpatient clinic in the South Bronx, a local churches.
vide a New York City Board of Education licensed Our current Boards comprise 18 members, repre- facility that provides ongoing group and individual
academic program for teenagers, which promotes senting a wide variety of interests and talents. The counseling for former clients who are now living in the Fostering a culture of openness, encouraging good
learning and provides young people with options strength of both the Odyssey House and Odyssey community. The clinic also offers services to people citizenship, and promoting an environment where
when they leave treatment. Foundation Board of Trustees resides in their diversi- with substance abuse problems who do not currently people feel understood and supported, creates a
ty and strong sense of teamwork. The next challenge need residential treatment. In addition, the clinic has cohesive community. At Odyssey House, community is
• Adult education and literacy services, as well as we face is to help the staff to bring local and national established an innovative program designed to our strength, and nurturing communities is our goal.
vocational counseling and training programs pro- recognition to Odyssey House and, especially, to help address the specific needs of chemically dependent
vide men and women with essential job skills. locate interested private funding to enhance our new senior citizens. Funded by the Samuels Foundation,
and continuing programs. In 2004 and 2005 we were this feature of our new facility provides a continuum of
pleased to welcome Ronald P. Mitchell and Michael N. care for graduates of our residential ElderCare pro-
Pollet as members of the Board of Trustees for both gram.
Odyssey House and Odyssey Foundation.

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EMBRACING COMMUNITIES ENHANCING TREATMENT


At Odyssey House treatment is a shared experience with success measured one person AT ANY ONE TIME MORE THAN 900 MEN, WOMEN, • Partnership with New York University Medical School
at a time. and children are participating in programs tailor-made in a long-term, federally funded research-to-practice
to address individual and family needs. initiative called the National Clinical Trials Network that
is investigating the causes and treatment of drug abuse
Men, women, and teens who enter treatment are immersed in a supportive community of Today, this specialized treatment approach pioneered by and dependence.
peers who work together to achieve a sustained sobriety under the guidance of professional Odyssey House is known as the Enhanced TC [ETC]. The
substance abuse counselors. Known as a ‘therapeutic community’, this social learning hallmark of the ETC is its ability to adapt to the needs of • Collaboration with National Institute on Drug Abuse
diverse treatment groups. (NIDA) researchers on the effectiveness of modified
methodology is the basis of Odyssey House’s successful long-term treatment model. group therapy for women admitted into treatment for
Odyssey House offers multiple programs for a varied substance abuse problems who also suffer from post
At its core the therapeutic community is a microcosm of society. Many of the men and women population that includes women with children, older traumatic stress disorder.
who enter substance abuse treatment are isolated from family and friends and have lost the adults, adolescents, single homeless adults, people with
mental illness, and individuals with chronic medical con- • Co-researchers on a study funded by the Lilly
ability to connect with others in a healthy way. The therapeutic community embraces them in ditions. By modifying treatment plans Odyssey House is Foundation to verify the extent of attention deficit hyper-
a safe and nurturing environment that guides them towards a new way of living - one that able to offer clients a richer, more individualized experi- activity disorder (ADHD) among adult clients addicted to
encourages openness, prosocial values, sharing of responsibilities, and promotes self- ence that leads to shorter lengths of stay and improved crack/cocaine and the effectiveness of the non-stimu-
reliance. treatment outcomes. lant medication atomoxetine to treat ADHD.

Side by side with the development of innovative services • NIDA-funded testing site for a non-invasive drug test
In this annual report we celebrate the powerful role community plays in enriching the lives of are research projects that evaluate the effectiveness of developed by National Development and Research
men and women in recovery. From counselors and teachers, healthcare professionals and our treatment methods. In the next column are exam- Institutes, Inc., that can quickly detect the presence of
employers, neighborhood leaders, government funders, and families and friends, we’re grate- ples of national and industry-led research projects crack and cocaine in an addict’s system for up to 21 days.
currently underway at Odyssey House.
ful to the communities who support us.

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“WE HELP PARENTS


SOLVE REAL LIFE PROBLEMS
WHICH CAN BE A TRIGGER
FOR RELAPSE ”
PUTTING THE NEEDS OF FAMILIES FIRST IS A
priority at the Odyssey House Family Center of
Excellence. Helping parents provide a healthy drug-
free home for themselves and their children breaks
down the vicious cycle of intergenerational drug
abuse, poverty, and crime that can destroy many
struggling families.

More than 150 mothers and children live in an Odyssey


House family center residence. The majority of
young families live in one of the main treatment
centers in East Harlem on East 121st Street and
on Wards Island. Both facilities offer fully-
equipped family-style dormitories, on-site day-
care and preschools, medical clinics, adult
education classrooms, group meeting rooms,
dining rooms, and indoor as well as outdoor
recreational areas.

While in treatment, parents receive on-site


medical care, clinical counseling and
vocational/educational assessment,
training and placement. They also
FAMILY-FIRST TREATMENT COMMUNITY
participate in domestic violence, THE FAMILY CENTER’S SUCCESS LIES IN ITS abused crack for 25 years before entering treatment
relapse prevention, anger manage- multidisciplinary team approach. The Center provides at the Odyssey House Family Center in December
ment, and parenting workshops. high quality, holistic treatment that impacts all major 2000. She entered treatment so she could get custody
The Family Center’s early child care spheres of life: psychological, physical, social, family, of her infant son and ended up altering the course of
service program includes an on-site educational, and spiritual. her life. Birkette, who is currently the office manager
nursery, daycare center and preschool at a facility that provides services to ex-convicts with
which provide young children with age- “We deal with more than the addiction,” Cecilia Scott, substance abuse problems, now lives in her own
appropriate stimulation in nurturing and program director, says. “We help the parents solve apartment with her 4-year-old son. She proudly notes
safe environments. real life problems which can be a trigger for relapse.” that she is also building a savings account.
Scott explains that if a mother is worried about getting
her child out of foster care or her inability to find gain- “I never thought I needed Odyssey House, but I proba-
ful employment, it is difficult to successfully complete bly wouldn’t even be alive if I did not get the help I
treatment and maintain recovery. received while there,” Birkette says.

“The Family Center community philosophy is instru- For parents, the transition period from treatment to
mental in letting parents know that they have a lot of independent living is particularly crucial. To help for-
support here,” Scott says. mer residents navigate the complex roles of parent
and worker, Odyssey House provides a limited num-
The Center emphasizes independent living and makes ber of supportive housing apartments. Clustered
sure that parents have a comprehensive life plan in around centralized child-care, case management, and
place before they leave treatment. Helping a parent vocational services, the Bronx-based Family Re-Entry
create a life plan can be as simple as arranging day and Shelter Plus Care programs afford a level of sup-
care or as complicated as securing stable housing. port that can make the difference between a parent’s
ability to provide a healthy family life or a return to
Kim Birkette can attest to the program’s success. She dysfunction.

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“TREATMENT WAS A
BIG STEP FOR ME,
BUT IT WAS
WELL WORTH IT.
CREATING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR

adolescents to grow into healthy young adults is the
goal of the Odyssey House Leadership Center – an
enhanced treatment environment that specializes in
helping teens with substance abuse and related life
problems.

The Leadership Center combines counseling, family


therapy, education, and vocational training to create a
rich mix of services that promotes self-reliance, aca-
demic accomplishment and a drug-free lifestyle.

Teens have access to an on-site Board of Education


school that offers high school diploma courses and
GED classes. In 2004, the Leadership
Center had a 100 percent success rate
with its GED program. As well as aca-
demic classes, the Center also offers a
comprehensive range of on-site servic-
es including: vocational training and
college placement; primary medical
care and health seminars; group
and family therapy; and an indoor
gym and games room.
TEEN TREATMENT TEACHES SUCCESS
ALSO IN 2004, A LANDMARK STUDY BY THE RAND peers. He is currently enrolled at Kingsborough
Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center reported Community College.
that teens who received comprehensive treatment
were more likely to curb their drug use and have bet- Louis is one of the lucky ones. He decided to seek
ter psychological health than their peers who received treatment when he realized his life was on a down-
other probation services such as camps, detention, or ward spiral and that criminal activity associated with
long-term placements that were not focused on treat- substance abuse could lead to a life of incarceration.
ing substance abuse. The study further indicated that “I knew I needed to make a big change. Treatment
the teens who participated in treatment programs was a big step for me, but it was well worth it,” he said.
developed coping skills that helped them even after
they left the program. Family involvement is a critical component of the teen
treatment program. Family members are invited to
“These teens think the way they live in the street is the attend weekly support groups where counselors edu-
only way,” Cesar Sepulveda, program director, says. cate them about drug treatment and encourage fami-
“We emphasize education and behavior change. When lies to be actively involved in the recovery process.
they sit down with our teachers and counselors they
begin to realize there is another way.” For Louis’s mother, Martha Salgado, being involved in
treatment has brought her closer to a son she thought
Louis Kroon began abusing marijuana when he was she’d lost. “Finding out your child is a drug addict is
12 years old. At the age of 15 he dropped out of high something no parent should have to go through. With
school to sell drugs and get high. He entered treat- the support of the counselors we learned to be more
ment at the Leadership Center in December 2003. honest and open with each other. We’ve all come a
While in treatment, Louis became actively involved in long way,” she said.
the vocational and educational services program. He
secured his GED and devoted time to tutoring his

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FAMILY-FOCUSED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON-SITE PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL CLINICS


BALANCING THE NEEDS OF MEN AND WOMEN disorder and a chemical dependency problem. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE matic stress disorder), sexually transmited diseases,
with mental illness and substance abuse problems often interrelated and both need to be addressed to and tuberculosis.
requires a specialized mix of psychiatric and thera- For OBHCR resident Nigel Lobban the family groups maximize the effectiveness of treatment.
peutic community treatment. made it possible for him to reunite with his mother “Most residents are very receptive to medical care,”
after 16 years. His mother now visits him on the week- At Odyssey House on-site medical clinics expand the Diane de Carolis, nurse supervisor, explains. “They
The 60-bed Odyssey Behavioral Health Care ends and attends the group sessions. level of services we can provide residents and allow really want to be clean and sober and take better care
Residence (OBHCR), funded by New York State’s us to increase treatment accessibility to people with of themselves.”
Office of Mental Health, is a unique program that pro- Tina Hardwell, another OBHCR resident, also attends multiple or chronic medical conditions.
vides services for individuals suffering from severe the group. After years of abusing crack/cocaine and An untreated health condition is often a relapse trig-
and persistent mental illness, homelessness and spending time in the psychiatric wards of state hospi- “Pre-existing medical conditions often inhibit the suc- ger for an individual in recovery. Therefore Odyssey
chemical dependency. tals, Tina has rebuilt a relationship with her estranged cess of a drug treatment program. A lot of residents House’s medical services emphasize health educa-
mother during the group meetings. can’t focus on substance abuse treatment when they tion. Medical providers and counselors equip resi-
Residents at OBHCR undergo intensive substance have a serious medical problem,” says Robert Raicht, dents with knowledge about healthcare treatment and
abuse and mental health counseling in a treatment “Before coming to Odyssey House I avoided my moth- M.D., medical director. “Once their condition is under prevention.
milieu that focuses on individual and family therapy, er and kids,” Tina says. “Our relationship has changed control they are more engaged in treatment and able
vocational/educational services, and psycho-social a lot since I have been in treatment. We hug now.” to maintain sobriety.” Medical services offered in our primary care clinics
peer group mentoring that helps prepare residents to include: psychiatric consultations, well baby and child
successfully re-enter society. Most of the mentally ill individuals in treatment for All Odyssey House residents undergo a thorough services, health education seminars, nutritional coun-
substance abuse problems have been disaffiliated physical exam and medical history during their first seling, HIV testing and counseling, asthma manage-
Amy Schneider, program director, says it is important from their home, family, schools, and other communi- few weeks of treatment. Each resident is also ment, and smoking cessation programs.
to educate the family about their loved one’s treat- ty institutions. Without a strong community of peers, assigned a medical provider, who remains their pri-
ment program and mental illness, because family counselors and family to support them, their chances mary clinician throughout treatment. Medical condi-
members play an integral part in the recovery of staying drug-free and managing their mental tions that are treated include: asthma, children with
process. Positive familial relationships are a stabiliz- health are less certain. Nigel and Tina are the fortu- no vaccinations, diabetes, Hepatitis B or C, HIV, men-
ing factor for an individual with a mental health nate ones. tal health disorders (anxiety, depression, post trau-

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“I DID THE WORK I NEEDED TO


GET CLEAN IN TREATMENT,
NOW IT’S UP TO ME TO PUT IT
INTO PRACTICE. ”
THE SUCCESS OF ODYSSEY HOUSE TREATMENT
programs is tested in homes and businesses across New
York City as men and women who complete treatment
move on to new lives as productive members of society.
Having overcome the obstacle of drug addiction many are
now able to provide healthy homes for their children, join
the workforce, and make positive contributions to their
communities.

In 2004, Odyssey House opened its first outpatient


program to help bolster this process and support
individuals who have completed residential treat-
ment, and those who require less-intensive com-
munity-based support. Located in the Hunts Point
section of the South Bronx, the new clinic provides
bi-lingual individual, group, and family treatment;
health education; parenting classes, anger man-
agement; and vocational and educational aid.

Since the program opened its doors in July, the


response from the community has been
overwhelming. As many as 500 men
and women a month take advan-
tage of the treatment services OUTPATIENT SERVICES FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS
offered at the clinic. Clients
like Anna Rodriguez, a former THE OUTPATIENT CLINIC IS ALSO THE SITE OF AN In 2000, only 13,500 elders received treatment for
resident of Odyssey House innovative new program that addresses the hidden drug abuse, a small proportion of the 630,000 older
Family Center of Excellence, epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse among older New Yorkers who have an alcohol or drug problem.
says the opportunity to stay Americans. Officially underway in the fall of 2004, this
connected with her peers is program was made possible by a $200,000 grant from Odyssey House responded swiftly to these growing
helping her stay drug-free the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and is needs by opening the first residential treatment pro-
and focused on her goals a community-based extension to the ElderCare resi- gram specifically designed for senior citizens.
of working and providing a dential program. Established in 1997 with the help of an innovative pri-
home for her family. vate supporter, the Rosenback Foundation, in tandem
Data from the latest U.S. census report predict people with New York State’s Office of Alcohol and Substance
“I abused drugs for 30 65 years and older will, for the next 25 years, be the Abuse Services, the Odyssey House ElderCare pro-
years, but I’ve been sober country’s fastest growing age group. Within this pop- gram has grown from 40 beds to today offering inten-
for nearly two. Knowing ulation are unprecedented numbers of individuals in sive residential treatment to as many as 70 older men
that I can always come need of substance abuse treatment services, a group and women.
back to Odyssey House is so overlooked and underserved that researchers call
very important. I did the work it a “hidden epidemic.” Because many elderly people are at risk of being cut
I needed to get clean in the off from their communities as they age, the treatment
residential program. Now it’s In New York State alone, the number of people 60 focus of ElderCare services is to encourage isolated
up to me to put it into practice. years of age and older admitted to treatment pro- older people to develop a social support network
Being in outpatient is helping me grams is growing by 20 percent a year. Keeping up among their peers in recovery.
do that.” with the demand for services is a challenge for com-
munities throughout New York.

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SUPPORTING ODYSSEY HOUSE ODYSSEY HOUSE (H)


ODYSSEY FOUNDATION (F)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES & OFFICERS
Weather Wise Conditioning Peter Lasser GEORGE ROSENFELD (H/F) RONALD P. MITCHELL (H/F)
Wedgwood-Crane and Connolly Robert L. Lenzner Board Chairman CEO
Weeks Lerman Group Kathryn Lince Alumni Sports Enterprises, LLC
Willa and Robert Bernhard Fund Jimmy Lynch RICHARD C. O’CONNOR (H/F)
Indira Manjrekar Vice Chairman (F) CRAIG J. MONTALBANO (H/F)
Dedication ceremony, MABON children’s playground, June 2004. Mary Lasser INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT Pamela and James Mattel Vice President Strategic Director, Special Projects
with Odyssey House Board members (left to right), Craig J. Montalbano, Darryl Abraham Tiffany and Stephen McLaud Marketing NYC Department of Housing
George Rosenfeld (Chairman), and Stephen C. Gross. Paul Addeo, D.M.D., P.C. Eugene Mercy, Jr. Consumer Markets Preservation and Development
Philip Altheim Grant C. Miller AETNA, Inc.
David and Dorothy Andrews Jane H. Moore JOHN M. MURDOCK, ESQ. (H/F)
Michael Angeliades John C. Mountain C. LAMAR STOCKMAN (H/F) Partner
ODYSSEY FOUNDATION RAISES PRIVATE FUNDS GIFTS OF MORE THAN $100,000 Con Edison Robert and Gloria Appicelli Michael Neuwirth Vice Chairman (H) Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Cosco Enterprises Maria Arrufat-Millan Eileen and Charles O’Connor Human Resources Manager
to support and enhance Odyssey House programs and Foundation CostCo Wilder D. and Vanda Baker George and Dolores Pandel UPS Information Services MICHAEL N. POLLET (H/F)
services. The Foundation consists of Board of Trustee Rosenback Foundation Cypress Motors of Ridgewood Iris Baranof Rodman W. Paul Pollet & Pollet
members who look for ways to increase the support Tiger Foundation Daffy’s Foundation Sylvia Bernstein Barbara Peskin NEIL BRAWLEY (H/F)
base of individuals who are committed to helping peo- Day Care Council of New York Kim and Craig Berry Peter Pollack Human Resources Systems EVE STUART (H/F)
GIFTS OF $50,001 - $100,000 Decker and Decker Attorneys William and Kitty Bessette Michael N. Pollet Manager Founder
ple in recovery. J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation Derle Farms Norma Nieves Blas Kenneth Rizzio United Parcel Service Sports for All Children
United Way of New York City Downtown, NYC, LLC Mela Brandt Mary Rosenfeld
A two-year, $200,000 grant from The Fan Fox and Duso Food Distributors Barbara Bronfman Arthur Rosenthal MARIA BRIZZI (H) OFFICERS AND VICE
Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. allows us to pro- GIFTS OF $10,001 - $50,000 Emma J. Adams Memorial Fund Joan Brown John Rotrosen, M.D. President/Owner PRESIDENTS
BEA Foundation Europa Anthony and Mary Ellen Robert Salmon, D.S.W. Grace Costumes, Inc. PETER PROVET, Ph.D.
vide intensive outpatient treatment to older Americans Elizabeth and Barets O. Ferrari Driving School Burriesci Louis Sammet President
who are either in transition from residential treat- Benjamin Charitable Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Kerry Charles Cargill Benjamin Sanders JOHN R. DUGAN, Jr., Esq. (H) Chief Executive Officer
ment, or require community-based services. Foundation Fordham Supply Co. Oscar and Jane Chase Marta Salgado Dean of Faculty & Staff
Heckscher Foundation Galaxy Office Products Christine Claffey Richard M. Sarles Relations and Counsel to the JOHN TAVOLACCI
for Children Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, P.C. Edith G. Clifford Lisa Sartorius President Senior Vice President
The construction of a new playground at the MABON J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Glickenhaus Foundation Penelope A. Collins Harvey Savoy Baruch College, Chief Operating Officer
facility is largely thanks to the efforts of Mary Lasser, UPS Foundation Grad Foundation David and Alice Conway William H. Schaap The City University of New York
Trustee for the Elizabeth and Barets O. Benjamin Verizon Foundation Green Inn Landing Condos Alice Jane Coomes Nicholas Scharlatt DURGA VALLABHANENI
Charitable Foundation, whose gift of $25,000 made the Healthfirst Ed and Connie Cowen, Jr. Richard R. Schmaltz STEPHEN C. GROSS (H/F) Senior Vice President
GIFTS OF $5,000 - $10,000 HSBC Patrick Croff Rita and David Silver Independent Financial Services Chief Financial & Administrative
refurbishment possible. Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids American Chai Trust Hyco Restaurant Robert Davey Michael Steven Smith Sales Officer
Foundation, donated $7,000 towards the purchase of Baird Family Fund James A. Macdonald Foundation A.M. Davis Suzanne and Steven Smith
new books for the children’s library at the Manor facil- Barker Welfare Foundation Jayen Chemical Supplies Pat Diffley Marcy M. Stein MARIANNE T. GUSCHWAN, M.D.(H) FRANK DOMINELLI, D.P.M.
Gannett Foundation John Todd Ralph and Justine Donnelly Louise E. Steinfirst Clinical Assistant Professor of Vice President
ity. James N. Jarvie Commonweal King Solomon Food Diana and John Engel Harris and Lynn Stratney Psychiatry Director of Health Care &
Service Knight Marketing Corp. of NY Gloria Feinman Suzanne Sullivan NYU School of Medicine Clinical Support Services
Odyssey Foundation recently introduced a new contri- Overbrook Foundation K.R. Home Medical Equip. Co. Thomas and Elizabeth Fox Martha Taylor
bution initiative, the “Friends Campaign.” To date, Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation Laura B. Vogler Foundation James Frey James and Beverly Tevnan DEBORAH M. HURLEY (F) ROBERT RAICHT, M.D.
TIAA-CREF MasterCard Lois Gelernt David Tobis President Vice President
members have contributed more than $20,000 to pro- Michael Tuch Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Gill Kevin Wadalavage Hurley Jones, Ltd. Medical Director
gram services. GIFTS OF UP TO $5,000 Mivila Foods Carl Ginsburg Clifford Wagner
Aetna Foundation Mormax Company Roberta Roth Goodman Anne Watt HUGH M. JONES (H/F) ISOBELLE SURFACE
Led by Chief Operating Officer John Tavolacci, resi- American Express Tax and MPPI Insurance Services Lorraine Gordon John W. Webster Senior Vice-President Vice President
Business Services Pathmark Susan and Andrew Gottesman Michael and Vicki Wein IntrinsiQ Research Director of Communications
dents from the teen and adult programs trained and Apple Bank for Savings Proskauer Rose Jana Handwerk Lawrence Werfel, A.I.A.
completed the New York City Marathon in November. Art and Frame 2000 RAMAC Corporation Victor Helinsky Sam Zambardino ROBERT K. McMILLAN (H/F) ARNOLD UNTERBACH
Sponsorship efforts raised $7,500 for recreation pro- ARTEC Rockefeller Foundation H. Winston Holt, IV and Consultant Vice President
grams. AT&T Rockland Bakery Jennifer T. Holt Director of Mental Health
Atlantic Express Rotary Supply Corp. Ann Hurwitz DANA MELTZER (H/F) Services
Barplex Solon E. Summerfield Ira Inemer Director
In addition to contributions from all Board Members, Bell Medical Services Foundation Madeline Rudin Johnson Weiser, LLP
Officers, and Vice Presidents, we are pleased to thank Belmont Arthur Avenue Local Sols Pharmacy Melvin S. Katz
the following supporters of the Odyssey Foundation: Development Corp. Spalding Foundation Lois Kinney, Ph.D. ROBERT J. MITCHELL, M.D. (H)
Broad Street Florist Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Knapp Clinical Assistant Professor of
Caligor Super Runners Shop West Ruthel Koehler Psychiatry
Canon Business Solutions Swiss American Securities Eric and Halima Lachmansingh NYU School of Medicine
Celtic General Contractor Twin Beeches Foundation Charles and Eleanor
Charitable Lead Unit Trust Urban Architectural Initiatives Lachmansingh
Coffee Distributing Corp. Warren Elevator Service Co. Arthur M. Landy
Mary Lasser

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FINANCIAL DATA ODYSSEY HOUSE PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET CORPORATE OFFICE HOMELESS SERVICES


JUNE 30 2004 2003 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND 95 Pine Street, 17th Floor ODYSSEY HOUSE HAVEN
CHANGES IN NET ASSETS New York, NY 10005 239 East 121st Street
ASSETS (212) 361-1600 New York, NY 10035
YEAR ENDED JUNE 30 2004 2003 www.odysseyhouseinc.org (917) 492-2582
CURRENT ASSETS:
ODYSSEY FOUNDATION ODYSSEY HOUSE CAMP LAGUARDIA
Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,359,212 $ 6,052,323 REVENUE
95 Pine Street, 17th Floor 1 LaGuardia Road
Client services receivable 4,307,469 3,424,744 Client services $ 10,253,355 $ 9,386,961 New York, NY 10005 Chester, NY 10918
Grants and contracts receivable 1,783,242 1,500,763 Grants and contract services 10,491,711 10,477,964 (212) 361-1609 (845) 469-6214
Due from affiliate 29,027 9,242 Contributions 177,360 88,122
Prepaid expenses and Other 253,242 360,720 ODYSSEY HOUSE ADMISSIONS HOUSING
other current assets 224,690 203,583 219 East 121st Street SHELTER PLUS CARE & FAMILY RE-ENTRY
Surety Bond Fund 516,501 516,501 Total Revenue 21,175,668 20,313,767 New York, NY 10035 970 Prospect Avenue
Cash held on behalf of welfare clients 28,555 45,470 (212) 987-5100 Bronx, NY 10459
EXPENSES (718) 378-8995
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 12,248,696 11,752,626 Program services 17,988,277 17,289,432 TREATMENT CENTERS
Management and general 2,886,248 2,823,065 ADOLESCENT TREATMENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Interest in Net Assets of ODYSSEY HOUSE TEEN LEADERSHIP CENTER ODYSSEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE RESIDENCE
Odyssey Foundation of NY, Inc. 174,986 254,623 309-311 6th Street 246 East 121st Street
Total Expenses 20,874,525 20,112,497
New York, NY 10003 New York, NY 10035
Property, Plant and Equipment, net 17,385,474 17,892,003
(212) 780-1515 (212) 987-5151
Increase in unrestricted net assets 301,143 201,270
TOTAL ASSETS $ 29,809,156 $ 29,899,252 Change in interest in Odyssey ADULT TREATMENT SERVICES ODYSSEY HOUSE OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Foundation of NY, Inc. (79,637) 14,628 ODYSSEY HOUSE MANOR FACILITY 953 Southern Blvd.
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS 219 East 121st Street Bronx, NY 10459
CURRENT LIABILITIES: Increase in net assets 221,506 215,898 New York, NY 10035 (718) 860-2994
Accounts payable and (212) 987-5120
accrued expenses $ 1,989,573 $ 1,885,203 Net assets at beginning of year 2,017,718 1,801,820
Accrued compensation 904,612 729,191 ODYSSEY HOUSE ENGAGEMENT UNIT
Funds held on behalf of welfare clients 28,555 45,470 NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR $ 2,239,224 $ 2,017,718 Bldg. #13
Current maturities of mortgages Wards Island, NY 10035
payable 664,177 631,836 (212) 426-6695
Refundable advances 4,175,887 4,164,238 Revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004 reflected an
ODYSSEY HOUSE ELDERCARE PROGRAM
Due to third parties 3,269,394 3,085,156 increase of 4 percent compared to the same period in 2003. This
219 East 121st Street
Deferred revenue, current portion 202,469 - growth was driven by improved utilization of client services and New York, NY 10035
grants/contract services. (212) 987-5120
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES $ 11,234,667 $ 10,541,094
REVENUE FAMILY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES: Contributions ODYSSEY HOUSE MANOR FAMILY CENTER
Mortgages payable, and other 2% 219 East 121st Street
less current portion 10,627,277 11,291,455 New York, NY 10035
Deferred revenue, (212) 987-5120
net of current portion 5,707,988 6,048,985
ODYSSEY HOUSE MABON
TOTAL LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 16,335,265 17,340,440 Bldg. #13
Grants and
Contract
Wards Island, NY 10035
Client
TOTAL LIABILITIES 27,569,932 27,881,534 Services 50% Services 48% EXPENSES (212) 426-6695
Management
and General FAMILY RE-ENTRY
NET ASSETS: 14% SHELTER PLUS CARE & FAMILY RE-ENTRY
Unrestricted 2,064,238 1,763,095 970 Prospect Avenue
Temporarily restricted 174,986 254,623 Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 378-8995
TOTAL NET ASSETS 2,239,224 2,017,718

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS $ 29,809,156 $ 29,899,252


Program
Services
86%

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