Friends of Recovery to Debut Club Odyssey in Oneonta
UPDATE: Club Odyssey's Grand opening event has been postponed until further notice in light of the Governor's order to close SUNY and CUNY colleges.
Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego Counties, a support in the community promoting wellness and peer support for those seeking sober activities has announced the grand opening of Club Odyssey at 80 Water Street in Oneonta.
Club Odyssey will hold a community ribbon cutting ceremony on March 17 at 2:00 pm. This new location will be a clubhouse for young adults (ages 18-25) and much like the Oneonta Teen Center (also operated by FORDO), will operate with the purpose of preventing substance misuse by providing a sober space to socialize, as well as recovery services for young people in Otsego County.
Services offered at Club Odyssey include life-skills training, creative arts mentorship, peer support, and a safe space to socialize—especially on Friday and Saturday nights when young people enjoy frequenting Oneonta’s downtown scene. Clubhouse participants also support each other to achieve self-improvement goals.
Club Odyssey is now open during the college school year Wednesday 4-8pm, Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 5pm—past midnight, and Saturday 10pm—past midnight. During summer break, Club Odyssey will adopt a Monday through Friday schedule instead of being open Friday and Saturday nights. Call 607-353-7143 for more information, or visit friendsofrecoverydo.org.
Youth clubhouses are part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s multi-pronged efforts to address substance misuse in New York State. Overall, there are 18 clubhouses in New York State.