Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is a nonprofit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. OHL was established in 1973 as a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment facility with the mission of empowering people to conquer addiction. Today, Odyssey House offers a professional, structured and caring Therapeutic Community with comprehensive services and effective support systems that enable individuals to chart new lives and return to their communities as contributing members.
A United Way Partner Agency
OHL’s Housing Programs focus on moving individuals and families to stable, secure housing, and keeping these families and individuals housed and engaged in case management. Case management is a process in which the OHL case manager and client work collaboratively to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, and monitor the services required to meet the client's health and human service needs. All program participants are required to
contribute a portion of their rent. This is based on the individual client’s income level. OHL operates housing programs for the chronically homeless, as well as homeless individuals who have special needs such as mental,
physical, or developmental disabilities, substance abuse issues, or HIV/AIDS. It is our goal to successfully house individuals as quickly as possible and begin engaging them and their families in services.
Shelter + Care (S+C):
Provides housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and/or families with a disability that is of such a nature that it impedes his or her ability to live independently, such as HIV/AIDS, mental illness, chronic substance abuse, or other physical disability. The applicant must be homeless for a minimum of 7 days prior to application or be a resident of a transition-housing program who was homeless a minimum of 7 days prior to entering the transitional housing.
Permanent Supportive Housing:
Program provides housing and supportive services to chronically homeless individuals with a disability that is of such a nature that it impedes his or her ability to live independently, such as HIV/AIDS, mental illness, chronic substance abuse, or other physical disability.
Housing First New Orleans SAMHSA:
Program provides intense case management for individuals with mental health and or substance abuse disabilities who are in Permanent Supportive Housing-II. OHL serves as a sub-grantee for UNITY for the Homeless.
Long Term Housing:
Program offers scattered housing to low-income families in properties owned by OHL. To qualify the applicant must show a need for assistance, have a long term disability such as HIV/AIDS, mental illness, chronic substance abuse, or other physical disability, be homeless or at risk for homelessness, and be at or below the Area Median Income of 30%.
For more information on OHL's Housing Programs, please contact Program Manager Robert Chandler at RChandler@ohlinc.org.