Organization provides substance abuse treatment for pregnant women
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2014) – First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway today officially presented $600,000 in funding to Chrysalis House, a facility in Lexington that provides substance abuse treatment for pregnant women. Funding was secured from two pharmaceutical companies.
“Chrysalis House currently provides treatment to 200 women and children each year, and this funding will allow the agency to treat an additional 36 women over the two-year period,” Conway said. “I appreciate the opportunity to see first-hand how this investment will impact the lives of women and children. I am proud of the women seeking treatment at Chrysalis House. They are working hard to break the cycle of addiction.”
Chrysalis House is Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women, specializing in the treatment of pregnant and parenting women. Chrysalis House has been providing treatment for more than 36 years. It is comprised of three residential facilities, a 40-unit apartment complex, 16 scattered-site apartments, a community center and two playgrounds.
“Chrysalis House serves as a highly-regarded model treatment program for women and their children,” said Beshear, “This funding will help to ensure their clients are healthy through their pregnancy, have healthy babies and learn valuable parenting skills – all in an effort to guarantee continued sobriety for mother and child.”
Treatment and childcare programs at Chrysalis House are licensed by the Kentucky Department of Health and Family Services. Credentialed staff treat both mental health and substance use disorders using evidence-based practices. It has been evaluated by the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Chrysalis House has been hailed as a national model for job readiness and placement and received a Science and Service Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.