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.



ch4Save the Date for the

5th Annual Chrysalis House Mother’s Day Luncheon

Hosted by the Chrysalis House Board of Directors.

Date:  May 4, 2016
 Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Chrysalis Community Center, 1589 Hill Rise Drive

Those of us who are touched by friends or family members with addiction challenges understand the impact it has on a family – parents, siblings, and even children.  Perhaps your life would have been dramatically different if a program like Chrysalis House had been available to you or your family member.

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 hereTICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT!

The 2016 Mother’s Day Honoree:  Mira Ball

miraballMira Ball is an amazing woman.  Mother, business owner, community volunteer….all important work she has done with wisdom, patience, and humor.

This award is for women who are both mothers to their children, and mothers to the broader community.  Mira has been that, and done it extremely well.

She and her husband Don have three children:  Ray, Mike, and Lisa Ball.  Together, they operate the successful Ball Homes, for which Mira serves as the Chief Financial Officer.  Named a top 100 builder by Builder Magazine, the company has been making new home dreams come true since 1959.  In 1992, Mira and Don were jointly recognized by the Lexington Homebuilders Association as “Builder of the Year”.

Like many women, Mira starting volunteering, and of course, was elected president of the PTA.  She has been a “first” in many arenas, including the first woman Chairman of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.  She was the first woman president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, the first and only woman ever elected to Kentucky Utilities Board of Directors, and first woman Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Midway College.

The list of boards she has served on would be a very long list indeed, and span community issues from health care, education, economic development, community fund raising, business, historic preservation and women and children’s issues.  She is a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church, and true to form, she has served on the board of deacons and the finance committee.

Her awards reflect her service, and business organizations as well as charitable organizations have recognized her over and over.  She and Don open their home generously and often for many fundraisers.  The Salvation Army chose her as the Campaign Kick-off Honoree in a “roast” that wasn’t, because really, no one could think of anything bad to say about Mira.

Like all of us, our clients at Chrysalis House face numerous challenges as mothers, employees and community members.  Mira Ball exemplifies what it means to “do it all”, and we are honored to have her agree to be our “mother of the year”.




The 2016 R. J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Chrysalis House will be held on May 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  To register and for additional race information visit our race website at www.cormanracesforchrysalis.com.




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.