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Supporting women and their children through recovery since 1986.


Founded in 1986, Chrysalis House, Inc. is one of Maryland’s premier providers of addiction treatment services for women and their children. The organization has grown from a 10 bed program in Pasadena, Maryland to a regional agency serving over 100 women annually.


Chrysalis House, Inc. Mission

The mission of Chrysalis House Inc. is to provide comprehensive recovery services that empower women to build a better life for themselves and their children.


Principles and Philosophies

Chrysalis House treatment programs are structured for each client to be successful. We implement proven and established strategies that work, tailoring to each specific client on a case-by-case basis:

  •  Twelve Step Programs: Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

  •  Individual and Group Counseling

  •  Assessment and Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders 

  •  Environments of Learning and Development within Appropriate Limits and Boundaries

  •  Interactive Peer Groups

  •  Extensive Application of Community Resources to Meet Specific Needs


Core Values

At Chrysalis House, each member of the staff upholds certain values to provide the highest quality of services for every one of our clients:

  •  We believe that addiction is a primary disease that affects all dimensions of a woman's life.

  •  We believe that with good treatment, people can change and grow.

  •  We believe in and respect the profession of addiction treatment, and we view our work as an art, a science, and a calling.

  •  We believe that each woman is an individual with hopes, dreams, talents, and potential; we strive to empower her in a supportive, nurturing, and family-like environment.

  •  We believe that every woman has inherent strengths and through treatment, she will discover and develop them.

  •  We believe that residents and staff alike deserve our compassion and respect, and we dedicate ourselves daily to exemplifying these qualities.

  •  We believe that residents deserve to receive skilled treatment intervention.

  •  We believe that an effective treatment program must foster trust, honesty, integrity, and the highest ethical standards.



To view our Board of Directors, please click here.

To view our Executive Director and Staff Members, please click here.

For information about Alcoholics Anonymous, please click here.

For information about Narcotics Anonymous, please click here

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