Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Announces Funding for Chrysalis House Recovery Kentucky Center
Substance abuse treatment center supports women in recovery, their children
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today announced funding to support Chrysalis House Recovery Kentucky Center in Lexington. Chrysalis House is Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women and their children.
The $262,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will go toward helping Chrysalis House maintain providing quality-standard services to assist women facing substance abuse problems.
“Addressing the destructive problem of substance abuse and addiction needs to a be multi-pronged attack that includes not only law enforcement and prevention, but also quality and supportive treatment of those who have been affected by the disease of addiction,” said Gov. Beshear. “Providing adequate funding to drug treatment and recovery centers, such as Chrysalis House, is a necessary part to helping Kentucky overcome the blight of substance misuse and abuse.”
Chrysalis House is a non-profit residential facility for women with substance abuse. Many of the individuals served by the facility are at significant risk for homelessness and incarceration due to their drug abuse problems. Chrysalis House programs provide basic residential stays to help women begin long-term recovery plans, while also supporting their children.
The facility’s need for funding is substantial. In the past year, Chrysalis House has lost approximately $700,000 in federal funding and private donations despite the ongoing need for its services.
“So many families and communities throughout our state have been damaged because of drug and alcohol addiction,” said First Lady Jane Beshear, co-chair of the Recovery Kentucky Task Force. “Recovery Kentucky centers like Chrysalis House have a proven, quality system of treatment to help Kentuckians succeed after completing recovery programs and this funding is incremental to helping continue that success.”
Recovery Kentucky is an initiative to help Kentuckians recover from substance abuse, which often leads to chronic homelessness. The program was formed to create housing recovery centers across the state, providing services for those suffering from addiction.
“The effects of substance abuse are far-reaching, negatively effecting individuals afflicted with the disease of addiction, as well as their friends, families and communities,” said Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder. “This funding for Chrysalis House will help the facility maintain its high-level of service and provide the necessary treatment to help individuals break their cycle of addiction and regain control of their lives.”
The state’s CDBG program is administered by DLG and funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).