Mother’s Day Luncheon

Save 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

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 here.  TICKETS AND TABLES ARE SOLD OUT!

apiary3The 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


mhs13 (3)We are delighted to announce Martha Helen Smith as our 2017 Mother of the Year. Like many women, Martha Helen is a nurturer.  After her father’s passing, Martha Helen, her mother and her sister moved in with her maternal grandmother.  From her grandmother, she learned the nurturing skills she employed to raise her loving, close family including three children and five grandchildren….and sometimes her husband, Al!

Martha Helen has a rewarding work life, and many careers.  She started as a teacher, and moved next to being a vocational rehabilitation counselor.  She then returned to school and earned a degree as a Master of Social Work.  She was a clinical social worker for a number of years and then became a portrait photographer.   Her career path changed once again when she became a business manager for Al Smith Communications, a chain of small newspapers.  From there, she went on to work for the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.  Among other accomplishments, she wrote Futures: Your Guide to Life After High School, which was used for many years.  She was also on the national board of ACT, which conducts college testing.

She has been involved life-long in community service and volunteerism with a particular emphasis on education and health issues. Recently, she served as a celebrity fundraiser volunteering for the phone bank at KET. She was also a member of the board of Appalachian Health Care, a tri-state hospital group, serving as president for three years. She is active in her church and is aware and engaged on the political front.  She is no stranger to recovery issues, having traveled the journey to recovery with her husband, Al Smith.

Martha Helen loves gardening and reading, but family always comes first.  She and Al will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 17.  Anyone who knows Martha Helen feels the warmth of her friendship, and learns from her quick intellect.  We are proud to have her as our Mother of the Year.



Local sponsorship is critical to our financial ability to provide quality substance use disorder treatment to women and their families.  When you invest in Chrysalis House as a sponsor of the 6th Annual Chrysalis House Mother’s Day Luncheon, you are investing in a mother…the people of your community…your family and friends.

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

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