Founded in 1984, Chrysalis creates a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Over the past 34 years, it has guided over 60,000 men and women onto a pathway aimed at helping them regain their dignity and become self-sufficient. In 1991, Chrysalis developed a social enterprise that provides transitional employment for those with the most severe barriers to employment. Chrysalis Enterprises is now a recognized model of employment social enterprise, providing transitional employment for over 1,000 people in 2017, as well as earned income to support Chrysalis’ program activities.

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Direct Hire


Direct Hire places hard-to-hire individuals with employment in partnership with employers.

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