Chrysalis Society: BC's Leading Provider of Specialized, Trauma-Informed, Trans-Inclusive & Long-Term Residential & Mental Health Care for Women Healing from Addiction, Violence, Homelessness & Poverty
New Dawn, New Day & New Way: recovery homes in which women have the safety and long-term (18+ months) post-detox programming, structure, supports and advocacy they need to heal, stabilize (medically, emotionally and situationally), and prepare to secure affordable, sustainable housing.
Housing Subsidy Program: eligible graduates of New Day and New Way can access 1.5 years of rent subsidy support to alleviate housing cost stressors while transitioning to independence. Ongoing aftercare supports and advocacy are available to women as individual needs may warrant.
Uniquely Specialized Care, by Women & for Women
Chrysalis Society has pioneered holistic residential programs for women based on a core acknowledgement of the complexities between women's addiction and their experiences of - and/or their vulnerability to - cycles of violence, poverty, homelessness and exploitation.
Equally acknowledged are the larger social and cultural systems in which we all live, and through which women are further stigmatized, pathologized, medicated and oppressed.
Every aspect of Chrysalis' work - from client care to program design, to the environments in which services are provided - is intentionally and specifically trauma-informed for women.
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"When multiplied by millions of people, small acts can & do change the world."
"The smallest act is worth far more than the grandest intention."
"No small act of kindness is ever wasted."
When women heal from addiction, violence and poverty, so do their children, families and communities - healing for one is healing for many. We ALL benefit when women heal and recover!
As a grassroots women’s organization, and literally the only feminist-based organization left in our region (providing comprehensive residential addictions and mental health care), Chrysalis simply cannot continue to operate without the invaluable support of individuals in our community.
With heartfelt love and gratitude we thank you all for your support!! ♥