The CommonHealth of Kentucky

A 13-part KET production aimed at improving the health of all Kentuckians by sharing health and wellness projects from across the state that are succeeding in making their communities healthier.

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Chrysalis House

Fayette County

Chrysalis House
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.


600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951