Chrysalis House is Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women, established in 1978 with six beds on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital. Today, Chrysalis House is a comprehensive agency with three residential facilities, a forty-unit apartment complex, eighteen scattered-site apartments, a 18,000 square foot, multi-purpose community center, and two playgrounds.
In addition to substance abuse treatment, Chrysalis House provides mental health treatment, case management, domestic violence counseling, computer training, GED tutoring, vocational training and job placement assistance, access to medical care, housing assistance, and children’s services. Chrysalis House believes in collaboration and maintains over seventy contracts or agreements with community partners.
Chrysalis House specializes in treating pregnant and parenting women. We allow mothers to keep their newborns and toddlers on-site with them while in residential treatment. Admission of pregnant women is prioritized to ameliorate the effects of alcohol or drugs on the unborn child. Almost 33% of women entering Chrysalis House are pregnant and deliver babies while in the program.
Helping women achieve the capacity to provide for themselves and their children is our focus. Continuing care is imperative and graduates are provided with support services on an ongoing basis and may always come back for assistance. 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.