1589 Hill Rise Dr
Lexington KY 40504
Contact Information
Address 1589 Hill Rise Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 977-2502
Fax 859 233-9231
Contact Name Lisa Minton
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1983
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
If you would like to mail a donation to Chrysalis House please send to:
Chrysalis House
Attn:  Kama McKinney
1589 Hill Rise Drive
Lexington, KY  40504
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
To support women and their families in recovery from alcohol and other drug abuse.
Background Statement
More than 37 years and counting-that's how long Chrysalis House has been saving lives.  We could not do it without the generous support of the community.  Chrysalis House was established in 1978 with 6 beds on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital.  Today, we are a comprehensive agency with 3 residential facilities, a 40-unit apartment complex, 18 scattered-site apartments, a Community Center, and 2 playgrounds.  Chrysalis House serves over 200 women and their children annually and is governed by a 30-member board of directors.
In addition to substance abuse treatment, Chrysalis House provides mental health treatment, case management, domestic violence counseling, computer training, GED tutoring, vocational training and job placement assistance, access to medical care, housing assistance, and children's services.  We believe collaboration is essential to providing quality services.
Impact Statement
Chrysalis House is Kentucky's oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women.  Chrysalis specializes in treating pregnant women and allows mothers to keep their newborns and toddlers with them.  Admission of pregnant women is prioritized to ameliorate the effects of alcohol or drugs on the unborn child.  Almost 33% of women entering Chrysalis House are pregnant and deliver babies while in the program. 
Helping women achieve the capacity to provide for themselves and their children is the focus.  Credit counseling, budgeting, and housing are incorporated to provide for self sufficiency and long-term sobriety.  Continuing care is imperative and graduates are provided with support services on an ongoing basis and may always come back for help.
Chrysalis House is making a difference in so many ways.  Graduates are staying sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle.
Needs Statement
-Baby Diapers (all sizes)
-Twin size bed sheet sets and pillow
-Baby Hygiene Items (wipes, lotion, shampoo, baby wash)
-Personal Hygiene Items  (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, tampons, pads, body wash, hair brush)
-$1 Bus Tokens
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The uncertainty of grant funding can be difficult.  Chrysalis House is funded by federal, state, and local grants, foundations and donations.  Making a difference in the lives of so many women and their children for over 37 years is rewarding.  Women are staying clean and sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle due to Chrysalis House's helping hand.  During the past year, we obtained an additional licensure as a Behavioral Health Services Organization.
Board Chair Statement

Chrysalis House has a proven record of sustaining programs, obtaining and managing funds from a variety of sources, and meeting the needs of clients and the community. The next challenge on our horizon is obtaining CARF accreditation to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid billing changes.

“Watching the Chrysalis House staff transform hoplessness into hope, rebuilding families strong in recovery, would make a believer out of anyone!”--Eileen M. O’Brien, Board President


Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Housing Search Assistance
Geographic Areas Served
Adair County
Allen County
Anderson County
Ballard County
Barren County
Bath County
Bell County
Boone County
Bourbon County
Boyd County
Boyle County
Bracken County
Breathitt County
Breckinridg County
Bullitt County
Butler County
Caldwell County
Calloway County
Campbell County
Carlisle County
Carroll County
Carter County
Christian County
Clark County
Clay County
Clinton County
County Casey
Crittenden County
Cumberland County
Daviess County
Edmonson County
Elliott County
Estill County
Fayette County
Fleming County
Floyd County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Gallatin County
Garrard County
Grant County
Graves County
Grayson County
Green County
Greenup County
Hancock County
Hardin County
Harlan County
Harrison County
Hart County
Henderson County
Henry County
Hickman County
Hopkins County
Illinois County
Indiana County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Jessamine County
Johnson County
Kenton County
Knott County
Knox County
Larue County
Laurel County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Leslie County
Letcher County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Livingston County
Logan County
Lyon County
Madison County
Magoffin County
Marion County
Marshall County
Martin County
Mason County
McCracken County
McCreary County
Meade County
Menifee County
Mercer County
Metcalfe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Muhlenberg County
Nelson County
Nicholas County
Ohio County
Oldham County
Owen County
Owsley County
Pendleton County
Perry County
Pike County
Powell County
Pulaski County
Robertson County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Russell County
Scott County
Shelby County
Simpson County
Spencer County
Taylor County
Todd County
Trigg County
Trimble County
Union County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
West Virginia
Whitley County
Wolfe County
Chrysalis House serves women through-out the state of Kentucky. Most women and their families remain in Lexington (Fayette County) post-treatment due to extensive aftercare and ancillary services, such as: housing, employment, their children in Fayette County Public Schools, and a developed support system.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Eileen O'Brien
Company Affiliation Stoll Keenon Ogden
Term Aug 2015 to June 2017
Board Members
Ms. Vanita Allen Community VolunteerVoting
Ms Ann Bakhaus Kentucky EagleVoting
Ms. Vitale Buford Hillenmeyer Landscape ServicesVoting
Dr. Betsy Campbell Federal Medical CenterVoting
Ms. Sue Chenault Real Estate AppraiserVoting
Ms. Margaret Claus Saybrook AdvertisingVoting
Ms. Sarah Clay Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. John Cole AttorneyVoting
Ms. Diane Curry Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. William Drake Drake, Marcum and Associates, LLCVoting
Mrs. Melissa Edelen Key Accounts SupervisorVoting
Ms. Caroline Friesen Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Kim Harris Director of DevelopmentVoting
Ms. Nanci House AttorneyVoting
Ms. Lindsay Hughes Thurston Assistant Secretary of StateVoting
Ms. Lindy Karns Dulworth, Breeding, Karns & PleasantsVoting
Ms. Kristen Lawson Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Robert May Trent Capital ManagementVoting
Ms. Tammy Nalle Bizchiz, LLC Co-OwnerVoting
Ms. Eileen O'Brien Stoll Keenon OgdenVoting
Ms. Kimberlee Peveler Account RepresentativeVoting
Ms. Amber Philpott WKYTVoting
Ms. Laci Poulter Marketing ManagerVoting
Ms. Angela Rice Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. George Ross Licensed PsychologistVoting
Ms. Rowena Ruff Traditional BankVoting
Ms. Ann Sturgill Retired AttorneyVoting
Ms. Anne Vanmeter-Leake Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Neal Vaughan Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. David Whitehouse The Bluegrass Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 29
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 25
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 50%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Term July 2011 to June 2014
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Human Resources / Personnel
CEO Comments
The uncertainty of grant funding can be difficult.  Chrysalis House is funded by federal, state, and local grants, foundations and donations.  Making a difference in the lives of so many women and their children for over 37 years is rewarding.  Women are staying clean and sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle due to Chrysalis House's helping hand.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Lisa R. Minton
Term Start Jan 2003

Lisa Minton, MPA, has spent the past 20 years working to improve the lives of people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. During her tenure with the Administrative Office of the Courts, Lisa recognized the impact of substance abuse on the criminal justice system and the opportunity for the courts to be part of the solution to this problem. She was the statewide manager of Kentucky’s Drug Courts program from its inception in July 1996. After developing the Fayette Drug Court, she very successfully worked with community partners to take the model across the state to over half the counties in the Commonwealth. 

Recognized for her commitment to the specialized treatment needs of women and their children, Lisa became the executive director of Chrysalis House, Inc. in January 2003. Since that time, Lisa has implemented research-based treatment modalities, emphasized vocational education and training, and focused on parenting and services to the entire family. Over 200 women and their children are served each year. The Children’s Program recently received a third star from STARS for Kids Now, a voluntary rating program that goes above standard licensing requirements for child care facilities. 

In addition, Lisa was instrumental in the construction of an 18,000 square foot community center, a 14-bed transitional living facility for women and their children, and the complete renovation of the 24-bed and the 14-bed transitional living facilities. With Lisa’s leadership and approximately 40 employees and 30 board members, Chrysalis House continues to grow and to add necessary programs to address the entire scope of issues women bring with them to treatment. Lisa’s latest initiative resulted in Supportive Housing Opportunities for Women to extend the continuum of care to financial literacy, credit counseling, and home ownership.

Lisa is a member of the Fayette Circuit Family Court Advisory Council, the Fayette Model Court Steering Committee, the Kentucky Substance Abuse Epidemiology Work Group, and the Kentucky Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies. She was named one of the 2011 Women Leading Central Kentucky by Smiley Pete Publishing and Women Leading Kentucky, She was awarded the 2001 Kentucky Department of Substance Abuse Straus Award for Advocacy/Volunteer Service in Substance Abuse Treatment. She received the 2010 Collaborative Partner of the Year Award from the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health.  She also received the 2009 Michael E. Townsend Outstanding Leadership Award at the Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. She is a former board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery (2009-2011).  Lisa has co-authored six peer-reviewed journal articles and served as a SAMHSA grant reviewer and presenter. Lisa represented Kentucky in a month-long 1990 Rotary Group Study Exchange to England. She was also the winner of a 1987 Yugo Hands-On Marathon in Springfield, Illinois.

Full Time Staff 38
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 81%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 13
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 38
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments
The uncertainty of grant funding can be difficult.  Chrysalis House if funded by federal, state, and local grants, foundations, and donations.  Making a difference in the lives of so many women and their children for over 37 years is rewarding.  Women are staying clean and sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle due to Chrysalis House's helping hand.

Substance dependant women who enter Chrysalis House generally range in age from 24-38, though women as young as 18 may be admitted with no maximum age. Generally, the women are low-income, have limited education and job experience, have backgrounds which include victimization, have one or more co-occurring mental health conditions, and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many are pregnant or postpartum and have limited access to health services.

Each woman entering Chrysalis House receives a thorough assessment of her particular needs and a treatment plan is developed. Chrysalis House uses a multi-disciplinary team approach led by a primary therapist: a professional mental health therapist specializing in the integrated treatment of substance abuse issues. Other members of the team may include a case manager, psychiatric nurse practitioner, domestic violence counselor, admissions and transitions coordinator who oversees housing and budgeting, and a job readiness coordinator who oversees education and employment.


Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Population Served Adults, Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers, Females
Program Long term Success
Clients who remain in treatment at Chrysalis House are more likely to obtain and maintain full-time employment compared with clients who drop out early. 66.6% of participants reported satisfaction with their employment and reported much higher stability. 91.7% of clients reported no alcohol use and 95.8% reported no drug use in the preceding 30 days of treatment. 90.1 % of clients who experience mental health problems expressed a reduction in a 30 day period. Clients report improvements in family interactions and communication, and perceived improvement in child's risk factors including school performance, problem behaviors and alcohol/drug/use. 87.5% of clients reported living in their own place at follow-up.
Program Success Monitored By
Chrysalis House partnered with the University of Kentucky Center on Alcohol and Drug Research for evaluation on a number of federal grants, including those funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and ongoing research projects.

Substance abuse is highly correlated with violence against women as both a contributing factor as well as a debilitating effect. The Domestic Violence Program fits within the Chrysalis House philosophy of a holistic treatment approach and provides a unique and significant role within the state and country, allowing for education and empowerment, as well as safety and sobriety to be addressed.


Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Program Short Term Success
  • Chrysalis House women will be able to recognize intimate partner abuse
  • Chrysalis House women will have immediate assistance in leaving a domestic violence situation
Program Long term Success
  • 100% of Chrysalis House women will be able to recognize intimate partner abuse
  • 100% of Chrysalis House women will know what to do in a domestic violence crisis
  • 100% of women will know that Chrysalis House will always be there for them in a domestic violence crisis
  • 100% of women will know that intimate partner abuse is not acceptable
Program Success Monitored By
Program records collected by program administrator.
Basic Skills:Chrysalis House clients have varying degrees of abilities and each class is tailored to meet each of their needs. If a client has not finished her high school education, they are encouraged to earn their GED. GED tutoring is offered in each subject by community volunteers. The women also participate in basic and advanced computer skills.  
Job Club:Each client is prepared for entry into the work force. Volunteers and staff from partnering agencies conduct mock interviews in preparation for job interviews.

Vocational Services:Each client is assessed on job interest and aptitude so she can be matched with a job that fits her skill set. Chrysalis House provides placement assistance, and has a strong relationship with area employers. 

The job readiness coordinator has developed partnerships with organizations that will provide services and/or employment opportunities to Chrysalis House women. These include: University of Kentucky STEPS program, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, MANPOWER, Professional Women’s Forum, God’s Closet, and Sullivan College.
S*H*O*W is a collaborative program designed to provide permanent rental housing, homeownership opportunities, and/or credit counseling to women at four local service agencies (Chrysalis House, Hope Center for Women, One Parent Scholar House and the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program) through a partnership with nine housing provider groups in conjunction with other community agencies.  These groups include: Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, Community Ventures Corp, Fayette County Local Development Corp, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority, Lexington Habitat for Humanity and Resources Education & Assistance for Community Housing (REACH).


Category Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Population Served Adults, Females, Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short Term Success
Results:Since its inception 13years ago, over 2,600 women have received services through the program. During the last year, 14 women came into Chrysalis House without a high school education and 5 earned their GED. During the same time, over 200 women participated in computer skills classes. Also, 20 women gained part-time employment and 100 were temporarily placed in part-time positions. Of those, 20 were promoted to full-time employment. In one study of Chrysalis House clients, conducted by the University of Kentucky Center on Alcohol and Drug Research, the majority of clients reported working full-time at the 6 month follow-up compared to baseline. In addition, the average number of days worked in the past 30 increased from 9.8 days at baseline to 20.9 days at follow-up.
Program Long term Success
Residential Stability:
  • 90% of participants will move into safe affordable housing upon completion of the program
  • 80% of participants who obtained affordable housing upon program completion will retain housing for at least one year

Increased Skills or Income: 

  •  80% of the participants will demonstrate increased levels of employment skills and increased income                
  • 100% of the participants will be referred to local and state health and human services providers as is necessary to their achievement of self-sufficiency

Greater Self-Determination: 

  • 100% of the participants will cooperatively (with counselor) establish an individualized treatment plan
  • 100% of the participants will meet once a week with a counselor to monitor their progress toward goals set forth in the treatment plan                                                                                                                                                 
  • 100% of program graduates will demonstrate increased levels of self-determination

Wellness programming for substance dependent women is imperative for overall recovery. Women are typically admitted into Chrysalis House in a debilitated emotional and physical state, often with few life skills. Chrysalis House will provide the necessary medical and dental care. In addition, the women will be offered a chance to engage, grow and thrive through cultural activities, they will become educated about proper nutrition and given the opportunity to cook with fresh fruits and vegetables, they will reap the benefits of exercise and relaxation techniques, and they will partake in gardening activities which foster a sense of pride and accomplishment.


Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Leisure & Recreational Activities
Population Served Adults, Females, Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers

Chrysalis House offers an After School Program and Summer Day Camp for the children whose mothers are currently residing on-site and undergoing substance abuse treatment or are graduates of the program. Chrysalis Children’s program serves elementary school age (5-11) children.  The Children’s program places emphasis on cultural, educational, and prevention activities for the high risk children that attend. The facility is licensed as a Type I childcare center and also participates in STARS for Kids Now, a voluntary childcare rating program that indicates a level of quality that surpasses minimum state licensing requirements.


Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Children Only (5 - 14 years), Families
Program Short Term Success
  • Participants demonstrate increased constructive and appropriate family activities
  • Children demonstrate a decrease in inappropriate behaviors
  • Children demonstrate an increase in feelings of self worth
Program Long term Success
  • Participants develop the ability to maintain a positive family unit
  • Children will reduce risk of alcohol and drug use, delinquency, and early sexual activity
  • Children will achieve academically, socially, and in the community

NOTE: Long-Term goals cannot be measured until children reach late adolescence or adulthood.

Examples of Program Success
This type of program helps prevent juvenile delinquency, early sexual activity and substance abuse.  Offering activities that are educational, cultural, and recreational; including field trips, arts and crafts, dance teams, singing and music games, etc will help reduce risk factors and increase resiliency factors in at risk youth, and will most likely lead to the occurrence of imporved scores on standardized tests in schools.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The uncertainty of grant funding can be difficult.  Chrysalis House is funded by federal, state, and local grants, foundations, and donations.  Making a difference in the lives of so many women and their children for over 36 years is rewarding.  Women are staying clean and sober, working in jobs that support their families, earning their GEDs, living in their own homes, and giving back to their community as their lives come full circle due to Chrysalis House's helping hand.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Chrysalis House collaborates with over 75 local agencies, businesses, and organizations.
United Way Member Agency1983
Science and Service AwardSAMHSA2009
Community Achievement AwardSAMHSA/CSAP2005
Faith and Community Leadership AwardSAMHSA2004
John J. Gunther Blue Ribbon Best Practice AwardHousing and Urban Development- HUD1999
Spirit AwardLexington Forum2004
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2004
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2005
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2006
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2007
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2008
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2009
Outstanding Program AwardKentucky Coalition for Women1995
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. United AwardAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity2005
100% Employee Giving AwardUnited Way of the Bluegrass2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,992,815.00
Projected Expenses $3,043,315.00
Endowment Value $19,084.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,458,395$2,790,050$2,989,300
Total Expenses$2,681,415$2,720,990$2,743,607
Revenue Less Expenses($223,020)$69,060$245,693
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,970,706$2,245,608$2,383,727
Individual Contributions$14,647$69,190$48,457
Investment Income, Net of Losses$28,121$27,654$28,540
Membership Dues------
Special Events$283,657$274,157$253,075
Revenue In-Kind----$7,892
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,259,408$2,420,482$2,476,770
Administration Expense$332,007$300,508$266,837
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.921.031.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%89%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$6,015,316$6,074,973$6,020,824
Current Assets$2,886,322$2,854,752$2,696,079
Long-Term Liabilities$55,608$59,543$63,439
Current Liabilities$749,397$683,671$693,804
Total Net Assets$5,210,311$5,331,759$5,263,581
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 1589 Hill Rise Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
Primary Phone 859 977-2502
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Lisa R. Minton
Board Chair Ms. Eileen O'Brien
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stoll Keenon Ogden