The Odyssey House Minority Empowerment Group for Addiction (OHmega) Program is a no cost three to six month program that provides outpatient treatment services to racial/ethnic minority men who are who are suffering from substance use and are at high risk for HIV or are living with HIV.
Our objective is to educate and empower African American, Hispanic/Latina, and other minority men to conquer their addiction with a program centered on their needs. Although each client is different, our group counseling models address needs related to substance abuse; healthy sex practices; assertive communication; dating/relationships; post-traumatic stress disorder; and, boundary setting.
The OHmega Program at Odyssey House provides:
- Program-dedicated case manager and program-dedicated counselors.
- Access to Odyssey House LA's Continuum of Care: medically assisted detox, short term/long term residential and intensive outpatient as well as the OHL Community Clinic and Housing Program.
- Client In-Services at OHL Community Clinic: Medicaid application assistance; Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing; Infectious disease consults as needed, linkage to care; Well woman exam; and, Ongoing primary care.
- Referrals and linkages to supportive services, such as housing assistance, vocational training, employment assistance, GED/adult literacy classes, and primary and behavioral health care.
Admissions criteria for the OHmega program is as follows:
- Minority men (OHmega is an all-inclusive group, transgender men welcome)
- History of substance abuse or current addiction problems
- High Risk for HIV or living with HIV
Phone: (504) 258-4203
Manager Contact: Rosa Thomason: firstname.lastname@example.org