Chrysalis Center, Inc
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
MissionChrysalis Center's mission is to provide supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives.
What We DoChrysalis Center is a private, non-profit, socially innovative, multiservice organization that serves individuals and their families living in the State of Connecticut. Chrysalis Center helps those living in poverty, Veterans, men, women, children, and young adults who are struggling with mental health, addiction, HIV/AIDS, those returning from incarceration and homelessness.
As one of the State's leading organizations serving Connecticut's people living with mental illness and returning from homeless populations, Chrysalis Center provides opportunities for individuals to become self-sufficient and independent. On-the-job training programs and links to employment opportunities in the community is vital for individuals to become employed and independent.
Chrysalis Center's Social Enterprise Initiatives help expand our mission while generating funds for the organization. Chrysalis Center's La Cocina Culinary Arts Training Program serves as a job readiness program for individuals in the community to help them become employed. The program provides clients with extensive wrap-around services and support under the instruction of a five-star chef and case manager. Clients are high-risk young adults and adults living in the community with major barriers such as mental health diagnosis, educational limitations, addictions and/or criminal records which may otherwise prevent them from obtaining gainful employment.
Chrysalis Center's La Cocina Catering is a licensed on-site and off-site caterer, which offers a diverse menu and a variety of food options, with a socially conscious mission. All funds generated through the catering program and through rental of the organization's TCC, help further the organization's mission, while helping to solve the problem of poverty through employment training.