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Family Centre Residential Programme

Programme Areas

Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Maternal alcohol & drug addiction


North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Our Family Centre residential programme is open to parents aged 18 years and over, who are living with drug or alcohol challenges. Up to three children (12 years and under) may stay with you while you participate in our programme.

If you have a residential address in Auckland, your local District Health Board (DHB) will be able to fund your treatment. If you live outside Auckland, funding may be available with the following DHBs: Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Mid Central and Taranaki. Alternatively, you may be eligible for funding as part of the National Methamphetamine Programme.

If you would like to find out whether Odyssey might be an option for you, please complete our referral form, including contact details for your Oranga Tamariki social worker if you have one and send it to us at .

Please contact us on 09 638 4957 if you have any questions about the form.

Once we have received your referral, we will review your application. If an assessment is suitable, we will contact you to book an assessment. We will be in touch as soon as we can.

Please note, due to high demand for our services at various times, our assessment process is sometimes delayed. If you have any queries regarding your potential assessment, please call us on 09 638 4957 or ask your referrer to get in touch.


Children are at the heart of our Family Centre community. Their needs always come first and our daily routines follow the rhythms of their day. Each day starts early with parents getting their children ready for school or kindergarten, before having breakfast together as a community. Parents participate in our adult residential programme during the day and also have the opportunity to attend parenting support groups.

Afternoons are busy with shared afternoon tea following the school pick-up and more opportunities for bonding time with your children and other families. Afternoon activities may include playground and TV time, arts and crafts, music or movement. Everyone comes together again for dinner, and bedtime routines offer more quality time with your children to end the day.

Our Family Centre is a modified therapeutic community or TC. Parents living with us participate in the adult residential programme at our neighbouring residence and have similar opportunities to develop skills and strategies that will support their recovery when they leave Odyssey.

Find out more about the TC, our kaupapa or approach.

Contact Details

Please call us on 09 638 4957 to:

  • Have a chat about our services, for you or for someone you are supporting (ext. 706)

  • Get in touch with your case manager

  • Reach our youth services team (ext. 753)

  • Speak with the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court team

  • Find out about activities at our community services hub in New Lynn, Auckland

  • Connect with our residential services if you are calling after hours.

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

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Street Address

Unit 4, 3029 Great North Road
New Lynn
Auckland 0600

Postal Address

PO Box 56 447
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

This page was last updated at 12:58PM on August 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Odyssey.