CHRYSALIS DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE RECOVERY SOCIETY ("Chrysalis Society")

Registered Name: CHRYSALIS DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE RECOVERY SOCIETY

Business Number: 890002868RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

Women Leading Women to Healthy Lifestyles:

Chrysalis supports women whose lives have been seriously impacted by addiction, violence, exploitation, poverty and homelessness.

Through three recovery homes - New Dawn, New Day and New Way - Chrysalis provides safe, supervised, non-institutional, long-term residential programs in which women can heal and empower themselves to learn new ways of life with the support of professional staff.

Chrysalis provides holistic, therapeutic addiction and mental health programs that demonstrates through education and practice how to live without addiction, violence, oppression, poverty and homelessness.

About Our Charity

Since 1988, Chrysalis has assisted over two thousand women to achieve empowered freedoms from addiction, violence & poverty.

Our organization and programs are based on a feminist, client-centered philosophy that inherently recognizes the complex interdependence between women’s experiences of addiction, violence, abuse, exploitation, poverty and homelessness – as well as the larger social culture and systems through which women are further pathologized, medicated and/or oppressed.

The comprehensive post-detox continuum of care Chrysalis Society provides (1st-stage post-detox stabilization, 2nd-stage semi-independence, and a housing subsidy program)remains the lowest-barriered resource for women in the region, and is accessible to many of our province's most marginalized women. As a result of multiple barriers relating to concurrent mental health and/or medications, many of the women we serve would otherwise have no access residential care and supports.