ODASA

Languages: English and Tagalog
Contact Info: John Bartolome, Program Manager

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services for Asians (ODASA)

Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services for Adults (ODASA) is a value-driven, client-centered outpatient recovery program which provides culturally sensitive services to San Mateo County residents experiencing drug, alcohol, and/or co-occurring problems in a safe, supportive and structured environment. ODASA’s goal is to facilitate a recovery process by assisting clients in making emotional and behavioral changes through individual and group sessions, case management, family support, advocacy, aftercare services, and drug-free activities that promote as well as facilitate social and community re-integration.

ODASA has bilingual and bicultural staff that is trained in current evidence-based therapeutic approaches and has an understanding of the social and cultural realities of Asian American clients. The staff assesses each client to ensure that proper treatment and referrals are provided.

Must be 18 years or older, preferably a San Mateo County resident, demonstrate initiative and motivation for change, and commitment to a minimum of three months’ participation in the program.

Program hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Admission to the program may be through referral from county agencies, community providers, or by self-referral.

Billing: Client fees are based on each person’s ability to pay.

The program is funded by Alcohol and Drug Program of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.