Founded more than 40 years ago, Horizon Services, Inc. operates three detox programs and three residential facilities in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, in northern California. Among them is Chrysalis, a residential treatment facility for women aged 18+ who are struggling with substance abuse issues. It also caters to women struggling with homelessness, dual diagnosis, or HIV, or referred by the court or another agency.

Detox is not available on-site: all clients must have 72 hours clean and sober before admission. The center only takes voluntary admissions who are committed to getting sober.


The program lasts three to six months, depending on the individual client’s level of need.

Chrysalis holds that successful addiction treatment for women must assess, define, and satisfy their needs in ways that do not involve drugs or alcohol.

The facility provides no further information relating to its treatment program; however, reviews submitted to indicate that treatment includes individual and group counseling as well as good but unspecified exercise, leisure, and holistic options.


According to the facility’s website, all staff members are certified, but the site does not detail their precise credentials. Horizon also holds monthly trainings for its staff, to increase their skills base. The single alum polled by to date gave the center four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


The center has 15 beds. The single alum polled by to date gave Chrysalis four out of five stars for its accommodations and five stars for its meals and its cleanliness.


The single alum polled by to date, Sandra, gave mostly positive feedback. “They are a very structured program and give you the right tools to work with. My experience was good,” she wrote, and gave Chrysalis five stars in many of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its staff support, group counseling, and overall effectiveness.

At the time of this writing, Chrysalis had three out of five five-star ratings on Facebook.[1] “Its a great program with wonderful people. Its my favorite place,” Dalila wrote in the only piece of commentary to accompany these ratings.


There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs, however, according to HealthGrove, Chrysalis accepts Medicaid, state insurance, and military insurance.


Reviews about Chrysalis

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • They are a very structured program and give you the right tools to work with. My experience was good. They gave me the tools to work with when I left the program.