Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Odyssey House of Utah, Incorporated

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

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Adult Residential Treatment Program
Grant Funding Area:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
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Grant purpose:  To support the Adult Residential Treatment Program, which provides substance abuse treatment for men and women who have severe problems in many areas of their life and have had multiple failed treatment attempts.

How this organization is helping make lives better:   The Adult Residential Treatment Program has a great demand for its services and targets those individuals with the least ability to pay.  It has a proven track record for providing comprehensive services that help drug and alcohol dependent adults learn to become responsible, accountable, self-reliant, and stable.  Odyssey House’s programs focus not only on treating the addiction, but also the co-occurring conditions that aggravated the substance abuse (e.g., mental illness, depression, lack of job skills, etc.). Programs teach responsibility, self-reliance, accountability, and citizenship, with the goal of helping clients become productive, self-sufficient members of the community.  In 2007, at 12 months post-discharge, 88% of clients maintained employment and were currently employed;  100% maintained abstinence from drug use or had a short-lived relapse;  100% maintained a dwelling and did not experience homelessness; and 100% completed their GED or high school diploma. 

Impact story:  “Christina” woke up in the hospital to learn she overdosed on heroin. Her friends left her in a shopping mall bathroom where she could have died had she not been found. Christina’s home life was filled with substance abuse and domestic violence, and she started experimenting with drugs at age 12.  By 18 she was a full-blown addict who went to extremes to get drugs.  She had not been to school since the ninth grade. 

Christina was referred to Odyssey House who helped her get treatment and achieve stability.  Today Christina maintains a 3.8 GPA, will graduate from Odyssey Academy with a high school diploma, and will start college in the fall.

For more information, please contact:
Odyssey House of Utah, Incorporated
344 East 100 South Suite 301
Salt Lake City, UT   84111
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