Odyssey House gets grant for program that treats older adults with substance abuse

The Odyssey House in the Bronx received a new grant to help older adults get treatment for substance abuse. The New York State Department of

The program uses one-on-one mentoring and community activities

The program uses one-on-one mentoring and community activities to help older adults overcome addiction. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - The Odyssey House in the Bronx received a new grant to help older adults get treatment for substance abuse.

The New York State Department of Health gave more than $445,000 to the Odyssey House for its new program, Serving Older Adults Recovery System.

The program uses one-on-one mentoring and community activities to help older adults overcome addiction. It also helps those coming out of transitional housing get back into the community by reconnecting with family or finding employment.

Patients tell News 12 The Bronx the program has changed their lives.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say two men were shot while sitting 1 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing
Authorities say the 30-year-old woman died after being 2 Woman fatally stabbed in Edenwald
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 3 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 4 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
5 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE