Leading the community broad based solutions to prevent domestic abuse is the cornerstone of Chrysalis. More than 35 years ago, a woman opened up her home as a safe house for both women and children who had been victimized by domestic violence. Within three years, funding was received to expand these services into a 24-hour crisis shelter. The shelter was appropriately named Chrysalis – defined as the growth that creates an independent being. During the first year, more than 450 women and children received assistance and the comfort of a safe haven to develop their self-esteem and independence.
Since that time, Chrysalis has been servicing the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse with a wide array of comprehensive services. The number of lives affected by Chrysalis has grown fourfold since its inception, with more than 1,300 individuals now being helped each year through the efforts of Chrysalis staff and volunteers.
Chrysalis offers many programs to help address this issue, including:
Court victim advocate
Lay legal advocacy
Resources to understand domestic violence
These programs offer a comprehensive array of programs for individuals and families impacted by domestic abuse, taking a 360-degree approach to the issue of abuse, while working with the victim, the offender and the children.
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