Chrysalis House provides a safe, sober, and structured environment where women receive counseling, life skills training, parenting skills education, case management, and recreational activities. Chrysalis House’s mission is to aid women through their addiction and mental health treatment, while helping them build a strong foundation in recovery, become better mothers, and learn to be financially stable.
ABOUT CHRYSALIS HOUSE, INC.
Chrysalis House, Inc. operates three residential facilities in Maryland for women with issues of substance use or mental health issues over the age of 18 and their children. This Crownsville facility offers long-term residential care. To be eligible for admission, clients must have gone through detox five days prior to admission and they must be referred by addiction treatment programs, social workers, courts, or other service providers. Medical detoxification is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Chrysalis House’s programs aim to foster self-discipline, self-respect, cooperation, and consideration for others. Treatment uses 12-step programming along with individual and group counseling, family counseling, and trauma-informed counseling. There’s also a range of educational topics such as relapse prevention, parenting skills, life skills development, and therapeutic recreation.
Chrysalis also has a program in Baltimore for non-violent, pregnant offenders called Healthy Start, as well as transitional living services and a 26-week outpatient program known as W.A.T.C.H.
There are no medical professionals on staff. The website indicates that Chrysalis employs licensed counselors. Three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated staff’s level of experience and training one, three, and five out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Because clients’ children can stay with them during treatment, childcare is provided on-site. Chrysalis also includes mother/child activities and transportation services. Three rehabs.com survey respondents to date gave mixed ratings for the quality and cleanliness of the accommodations, with two reviewers rating the center five out of five stars and one rating it only one star.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com are mixed. Four alumni rated Chrysalis’s overall quality of care an average three out of five stars, with one alum rating it only one star and the other three rating it three, four, and five stars. On the positive side, two alumni rated Chrysalis House four- and five-star ratings in holistic treatment offerings and the quality of group counseling.
Yet others criticized the lack of structure in the program, and three were split on the facility’s connectivity and visitor policy, rating it one, three, and five stars in that category. Alum K.E.T. rated the facility only one out of five stars in 15 different metrics and wrote: “There was no structure. The staff was inexperienced and/or over worked. It was all about money.”
On Facebook, where facilities can manage their own pages, the center had an aggregate rating of 4.7 out of five stars based on 37 reviews at the time of this writing. Several reviewers praised the center for its staff and treatment of mothers and children. Erin wrote: “My experience was great. It wasn’t easy … But it did give me the foundation of recovery on which I am building my life.”
Six Google reviewers to date rated Chrysalis an average 3.2 out of five stars, with two reviewers rating it only one star, one rating it two stars, and three rating it five out of five stars. Reviewers complained of poor treatment and unprofessional child care, while positive Google users commended the caring staff and attention paid toward client mothers.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Staff reviews are much more positive. On Indeed, ten reviewers to date rated Chrysalis an average 4.3 out of five stars. One Indeed reviewer praised the “rewarding work while helping people become better.” Another highlighted the level of compassion, saying: “Mission is a great cause.”
Chrysalis’s website indicates that insurance is accepted.reports that state insurance other than Medicaid and military insurance was also accepted, and that the facility offered sliding scale fees.