Our Mission

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Our philosophy is that a steady job is the single most important step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to long-term self-sufficiency. Offering a hand up, rather than a hand out, Chrysalis empowers our clients to complete a self-directed job search.

Our services help low-income and homeless individuals across Los Angeles County to prepare for, find, and retain employment. We provide the tools and support necessary so they can succeed in the job market for the rest of their lives.


Since 1984, Chrysalis has served over 55,000 low-income and homeless individuals, carrying out John Dillon’s vision of changing lives through jobs. Scroll through Our Story to see how we have continued to grow our approach for over 30 years, offering a second chance to and empowering our clients, who are ready for change.


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