Our Mission Statement: To support women and their families in recovery from alcohol and other drugs.

Chrysalis House: Building a Community, One Family at a Time…

More than 37 years and counting—that’s how long Chrysalis House has been saving families one life at a time. We could not do it without the generous support of the community. Chrysalis House specializes in treating substance dependent expecting mothers, allowing them to keep their newborns and toddlers with them while in treatment.

Chrysalis House is making a difference in so many ways. Graduates are staying sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle.

carf_goldseal_144pxAnnouncing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

We are pleased to report to you that Chrysalis House, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Residential Treatment Program.  This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Chrysalis House.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Chrysalis House has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

We believe our organization is a valuable asset, and our CARF accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.



motherbabycroppedSave the date for the 6th Annual Chrysalis House Mother’s Day Luncheon hosted by the Chrysalis House Board of Directors.

Date:  May 11, 2017  Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Place: Chrysalis Community Center, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY

Join us as we celebrate mothers in recovery and all mothers in our community who work every day to make healthy choices for their families.  If you would like to support mothers at Chrysalis House by making a donation to the Mother’s Day Luncheon click here.  To purchase a ticket or table to this wonderful event click here. TICKETS AND TABLES ARE SOLD OUT!

The Mother’s Day Luncheon will be catered by the Apiary Fine Catering and Events Chef and owner, Cooper Vaughan.  Chef Vaughan is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu and has mastered the art of fine dining.  WKYT Anchor and Chrysalis House Board Member Amber Philpott will emcee the event.   Tenor Gregory Turay, accompanied by Dr. Tedrin Blair Lindsay, will provide a beautiful musical performance.  Emotional testimonies of women who have graduated from Chrysalis House and are living happy and successful lives will be the highlight of the event.

2017 Mother of the Year – MARTHA HELEN SMITH

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We are delighted to announce that Martha Helen Smith will be honored as the 2017 Mother of the Year. If Martha Helen were a noun, the noun would be nurturer.  Martha Helen has a loving, close family; and has been involved life-long in community service with a particular emphasis on education. As recently as last month, she was volunteering for the phone bank at KET.  She is no stranger to recovery issues; her husband, Al Smith, openly discusses his alcoholism and has been an advocate for recovery programs in the Commonwealth.



Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Mother’s Day Luncheon are available now.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor click here for sponsorship levels.

For further sponsorship information, please contact Lisa Minton at (859) 977-2502 or by email at lisaminton@chrysalishouse.org.










Our name, Chrysalis, represents the protected stage of growth the caterpillar must enter before emerging as a butterfly. Chrysalis House provides a safe, nurturing environment where recovering women may reside while undergoing a similar life changing process.