Are you or a loved one struggling with mental illness and failing to thrive? Odyssey House is excited to offer a focused 16-bed program for females struggling with more significant mental health issues.

Odyssey House is excited to provide a focused 16-bed program for females struggling with more significant mental health issues. Individuals who are a good fit for programming include women who have mental health diagnoses such as Depression, PTSD, Bi-Polar, Psychosis, or Schizophrenia. 

This program delivers tailored interventions through individual, group, and family therapy by our highly specialized staff. By the end of treatment, women will have learned, perhaps for the first time, how to self regulate and manage their independence.

Odyssey’s programming is a 31 time Best of State winner and one of Utah’s most successful treatment programs. We are also the most affordable, with over 48 funding sources available, meaning you most likely will not have to pay to access care.

Mental Health Focus

Along with an individual therapist, your team includes psychiatric providers who help with assessments and medications.

Trauma Informed Care

Most of the women in this program have experienced trauma, and our specially trained staff address these unique and sensitive issues.

Dual Diagnosis Enhanced

Treatment teams can address co-occurring addictions or issues present.

Extensive Case Management

Highly trained case managers work with each client to connect them to resources and ensure your needs are met.

Medical Care

Odyssey operates the Martindale Clinic, which provides integrated medical services during and after your treatment stay.

Life Skill Development

Women are provided with cognitive & behavioral interventions and skills to help build resilience, independence, and healthy lifestyles.

Do I have to use drugs to enter the program?

NO! This program is built to help people struggling with mental health issues. You do not need to have a history of drug use to enter care. BUT, in the event you have struggled with drug use, our therapists can work with you to achieve sobriety.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The minimum stay required is 30 days. Treatment is individualized, and you will move through at your own pace. Please know that treatment does tend to last longer (anticipated average stay between 6-9 months for most individuals) at this program. Ultimately, you help determine your treatment stay based on your progress in completing therapeutic goals and assignments.

How often can family members visit us?

Currently, due to COVID-19, we are not allowing family visitors at this time. We are providing frequent phone and video calls to family members to make sure that loved ones stay connected during the pandemic while maintaining client safety.

Do you have a bed available?

We currently do not have a waitlist for an adult to enter care. Please contact our Admissions Team at 801-322-3222 to find out more about how you and your family can start treatment.

How much does it cost?

In most cases, treatment is free to low-income individuals. Please contact our Admissions team to evaluate your situation, and we will help you connect with funding. It is essential to know that there are many resources available, so please contact Admissions or call 801-322-3222 to see what options are available to you!

What can I bring?

Please bring enough comfortable clothing and shoes to last you for a week (on-site laundry facilities and supplies are provided). You can also bring alcohol-free toiletries, including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shaving articles, brush/comb, and makeup. You are free to bring family photos, spiritual/religious items, and self-help or religious books. Please leave valuables and electronics at home.  We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you do not have the clothing or toiletries that you need, we are happy to provide you with them.

What is the admissions process like?

Once you have scheduled your appointment, our admissions team of experts will guide you and your family through the process step by step. We can even provide you with transportation to your appointment if you need support. Once you arrive, we start with a comprehensive evaluation to assess which of our programs best suits your circumstances. This evaluation may include questions about your mental health needs, medical history, family history, legal involvement, career and education, and past treatment services. Because of its comprehensive nature, the duration of the admissions process varies from person to person but most appointments last 1-2 hours.

What does the first day look like?

On the day you arrive, you’ll check your bags in while getting settled in. We’ll take a look at your belongings to make sure you’ve brought only appropriate items for your stay during treatment. Personal items deemed not appropriate will be sent home with a family member or stored and returned to you at discharge (items left behind require a scheduled appointment for pick-up). You will be assigned a mentor who will be with you for the first 48 hours. This person will help you to feel welcomed and answer questions you have. You will be assigned a bed, given bedding, and you will be allowed some time to put your things away. Once settled in, you will be introduced to the rest of your peers in a welcome group.

Female Mental Health Residential Staff

Shane Pitcher

LCSW
Program Director
spitcher@gmail.com
385-775-8565

Mark Cox

CMHC
Clinical Director
mcox@odysseyhouse.org
(385) 500-7609

Ellyn Murray

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Program Manager
emurray@odysseyhouse.org
(385) 500-7607

Jennifer Smith

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Medical Coordinator
jsmith@odysseyhouse.org
(385) 500-7612

Mohokoi Kaufusi

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Case Manager
mkaufusi@odysseyhouse.org
(385) 500-7605

Caroline Kliss

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Case Manager
ckliss@odysseyhouse.org
(385) 500-7610