Chrysalis facilitates the spiritual, emotional and personal transformation of incarcerated individuals, those formerly incarcerated, and their families. Chrysalis an interfaith agency, began in 1941 with a small group of local pastors who provided worship services and pastoral counseling at the County Jail. Chrysalis staff and volunteers provide religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. A wide variety of religious and social services are provided at the Family Renewal Center (FRC) to those formerly incarcerated: assistance with basic necessities of food and clothing; employment assistance through job readiness and job referrals; support group meetings; English as a Second Language; licensed mental health counseling; public utilities assistance (when funding is available); and special children's programs, among other services. Volunteer opportunities include Clerical Aide, File Clerk, Child Care Provider, Special Events Assistant, Office Assistant, Life Skills Class Facilitators (Anger Awareness & 12-Step Substance Recovery).
Contact: Ralf Meneses at 363-1983.