1589 Hill Rise Dr., Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 977-2507
Women recovering from addiction find help at Lexington’s Chrysalis House, Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women and their children. The eight-acre campus serves as a cocoon where clients can put their lives back together while learning how to build a healthy family environment.
Chrysalis House provides a wide range of outreach services, residential treatment, family services, and permanent housing. Clients can live with their babies while they recover from their addictions. Children older than 2 stay with their mothers only on the weekends, to allow the mothers to focus on recovery. After-school and summer programs are offered for children of clients.
When a client first comes to Chrysalis House, she is evaluated and a personalized treatment plan is made. If she needs clothing, she can go to the on-site clothing bank. If she needs a GED certificate, she can take on-site classes. The two-year Chrysalis program also includes job training and placement.
Begun as a six-bed halfway house in 1978, Chrysalis House has grown to include a community center, the Serenity Place Apartments, and the Chrysalis Family Program building. In this genteel setting, named for the chrysalis of the undeveloped butterfly, clients find a protected place to change their lives for the better. Each year, more than 200 people from all over the state find the help they need at Chrysalis House.