Media Contact:
Maryellen M. Shuckerow, Chief Community Relations Officer

Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Founded:  1975

Type of organization: non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

Principal Services: Chrysalis Center provides social services and develops supportive housing in the State of Connecticut.  We help people living in poverty who struggle with mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, release from incarceration and homelessness.  Our main office is in Hartford, CT.

Each year, we help over 4,000 people through:

  • Community Support Services and Case Management
  • Community Employment Services
  • Community Supportive Housing Services
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Recovery Services
  • Community Connections

Governed by: Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer: Sharon L. Castelli

Headquarters: 255 Homestead Avenue in Hartford, CT (corner of Homestead Avenue and Woodland Street)

Headquarters building: Built in 1911, it formerly housed Sisson Drug, Bryant & Chapman Dairy and Sealtest Dairy.  Total square footage:  65,000.  Square footage of renovations completed in 2009:  40,000.  Cost of renovations:  $6.4 million.

Number of staff: approximately 100.

Operating budget: $9,295,734 (Fiscal Year 2017-2018)

Principal funders:

  • The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • The State of Connecticut Department of Correction
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • HOPWA Program (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS)
  • Allocated by the City of Hartford

Accredited by:

  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for:
  • Community Case Management and Supportive Housing Services
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services