Odyssey House New Facilities helped by Rotary

Apr 22, 2021 | News

New Residential Rooms furnished by eight Christchurch Rotary Clubs

Wednesday 21st October 2021 marked the official opening of a combined 24 bed male facility and 8 bed female facility at Odyssey House.

Based locally in Greers Road, the Odyssey House Trust Christchurch provides therapeutic support and education to clients with drug and alcohol addictions. Our mission is to improve the wellbeing (Life quality) of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

The new facilities Te Whare Waimairiiri whilst basic it is modern – which will gain character once it is lived in.

The residents are constructing the landscaping and they have large kitchen and dining area, well equipped.

The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Charitable Trust provided funding support for the new facilities and also in conjunction with eight other Christchurch based Rotary Clubs supported the furnishing of rooms in the new facility.

The opening  was also featured on TVOne News.

The Rotary Odyssey House Furniture Project involved the Rotary Clubs of

  • Bishopdale Burnside (Project Lead)
  • Belfast – Kaiapoi
  • Cashmere
  • Christchurch New Horizons
  • Avonhead
  • Riccarton
  • Rangiora
  • Christchurch

who all donated funds and in addition this was supplemented by a Rotary International District 9970 grant.

Odyssey House Rebuild

Established in 1985, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has led the way in the local provision of therapeutic treatment and support for people affected by alcohol and drug addiction . . .

and Nigel Loughton (Clinical Director) with the NZ Deputy Director of Corrections (left) and the Principal of the Builder (centre).
Official Plaque on the opening of the new facility
Wall Carving representing Te Whare Waimairiiri  the maori name for the new wing


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