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Welcome to Banyan Odyssey

OUR VISION

The Banyan Odyssey, Inc. exists to create a vibrant community in which the *handicapable can live, work and thrive.

OUR MISSION

The Banyan Odyssey will provide a safe living environment for developmentally/intellectually handicapable adults over the age of 22.  The corporation identifies work opportunities on/near the premises; offers on-going education, creative outlets and social activities for residents and guests; and encourages participation in service programs to enrich the surrounding community.

* Handicapable is an emerging term in the special needs world; here we are referring to “high functioning disabled adults” over the age of 22 (residential housing will accommodate DD/IND disabilities in first phase)

The Napkin Drawing – A graphic display of our mission!

The Banyan Odyssey is represented by the circled area. The Residential Hall and Programs (job-training, ongoing education, creative outlets and social activities) are partially funded by the Hotel, a Social Enterprise which employs the Handicapable.

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Give Day Tampa Bay 2018
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All Upcoming Events

The Banyan Odyssey 2nd Annual Christmas Party

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Serving an Early Christmas Meal

December 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Recent Blog Posts

1308, 2017

Camp Banyan 2017 – Review – Pt. 1

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Camp Banyan|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We have asked some of our friends from Camp Banyan to guest write a blog series all about their experiences at Camp Banyan 2017! So, without further ado, get ready to travel back in time to our fabulous summer!

706, 2017

Hospitality with Mary Elizabeth Williams – Camp Banyan Spotlight!

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Banyan Odyssey|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Mary Elizabeth Williams (or M.E.) is the daughter of The Banyan Odyssey creators Bill and Jane Williams. She is also a Camper from Camp Banyan who has taken the value of Hospitality to heart! Full

805, 2017

Camp Banyan 2017 is Coming!

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Banyan Odyssey|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Camp Banyan 2017 is Coming! Camp Banyan is a six-week summer program for handicapable young adults ages 16-29 who are working toward independence (i.e. employment and life on their own, with supports). Must be able