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Chrysalis Ministries Inc. (Nonprofit )

Chrysalis exists to equip and empower individuals and their families to overcome the consequences of incarceration.

Chrysalis strives to benefit our community, reducing recidivism and restoring families by providing professional mission-specific services.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Antonio Tarantino - CEO Send email
Steven Balarin - Programs Director Send email

A federal mandate specifies that incarcerated individuals have access to religious services. Staff chaplains, volunteers from many faith communities, and the professional community provide worship services in 9 local detention and treatment facilities and pastoral care as needed.

Daily.
Chrysalis Ministries
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Dual Generation program is focused on helping parents go to college or job training and making sure their children receive an appropriate developmental level of education. We can provide childcare for the parents to attend school/training and assist with job placement after completion (or during if needed).

Tuition assistance available for job training programs:

  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping / QuickBooks
  • Medical Front Office
  • Phlebotomy
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electrical Trade Skills Training

Monthly support and access to:

  • Financial Empowerment Sessions
  • Job & Career Exploration
  • Parenting Classes
  • Quality Childcare
  • Resume Building
  • Supportive Services
  • Transportation Assistance

To qualify, a family must:

  • have at least 1 child aged 0-10; and
  • live in one of these zip codes: 78202, 78203, 78205, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78215, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78222, 78227, 78237.
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

The FRC provides the following services to family members of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals:

  • Assistance with basic needs (food, clothing, transportation, ID cards, etc.
  • Employment assistance through job readiness, and job referrals
  • Regular support group meetings
  • Substance recovery classes
  • Chaplaincy services
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Mental health counseling
  • Public utilities assistance (when funding is available)
  • Parenting classes
  • Anger management classes
  • Art therapy for victims of domestic violence
  • Identification
  • Proof of incarceration
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Family Renewal Center
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 3 months.

Chrysalis Ministries offers in-house life skill classes for all clients. We also partner with multiple non-profits to help further client's education.

Available classes:

  • Job Readiness and Career Development with two annual job fairs (No fee required)
  • Money Management
  • 12-Step Faith-based Substance Abuse and Recovery (NA & AA)
  • Anger Management Class ($55 fee)
  • Theft Addiction and Recovery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Seeking Safety: PTSD and Substance Abuse Pastoral Counseling (No fee)
  • Parenting Classes (No cost)
  • Moral Recognition Therapy (No charge)

Click here for program times & dates.

Fees vary

Updated within the last 3 months.

Chrysalis Ministries offers free mental health counseling and chaplaincy services for all clients. These services are available in order to help those attempting recovery, on-going recovery, along with former inmates attempting to merge back into society.

Counseling sessions vary client to client.

Call 210-299-4540 to schedule an appointment.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Steven Balarin, LPC
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 4 months.

Reentry classes, character development, substance recovery, and anger management classes are provided in most facilities.

Chrysalis Ministries
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 4 months.

Chrysalis Ministries offers various volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Clerical Aide/File Clerk – Chrysalis Ministries
  • Spiritual Guidance Volunteers – Laurel Ridge Treatment Center*
  • Catholic Spiritual Guidance Volunteers – Bexar County Adult Detention Center*
  • Male Volunteers-Bexar County Juvenile Probation*
  • Spanish Speaking Spiritual Guidance Volunteers – GEO Karnes City*
  • Subject to availability and eligibility. These positions are not court-ordered community service positions.

If you are interested in volunteering with Chrysalis Ministries, click here to download and complete the attached application. Email the completed application and your resume to Norma Cervantes.

If you would like to donate to Chrysalis Ministries, click here.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Norma Cervantes Send email
Updated within the last month