Success Bells

  • With years of solid work history and a college degree, Katherine never imagined she would lose her livelihood and her home. As she grappled with the reality of beginning a job search in her 60s, she knew she needed someone in her corner.

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  • Jayson was faced with challenges after he left that army that lead him to substance abuse and more than 17 years of homelessness. He came to Chrysalis for a fresh start. Now, he transforms discarded carbon fiber into skateboards – a job that has transformed his life.

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  • Our 2017 Fall Newsletter is packed with news you could use – including answers to questions about hiring, upcoming events, and new programs that are changing lives.

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  • A native Texan, Byron left a history of drug use and a life in and out of the criminal justice system behind and moved to L.A. He was ready for a change, but he was struggling to land a job because of his past.

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  • Jonathan grew up with little supervision in a rough neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. Early on, he established himself as a troublemaker, often following the example of the older neighborhood boys. His first trip to Juvenile Hall at 14 years old marked the beginning of 20 years of intermittent jail and prison sentences.

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  • While living out of his car, Demetrious tried to hang on to some semblance of his past. He found comfort in his art, drawing the landscape – hard streets decorated with his fellow neighbors living in various states of homelessness.

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  • When Sheila came to Chrysalis, she was putting her life back together after serving a 30-year prison sentence. As she shares in the videos below, Chrysalis’ transitional jobs program offered her a fresh start.

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  • Latasha came to L.A. to pursue a career helping others. But after her first employer moved the organization to another state and a second opportunity fell through due to economic downturn, she found herself in a tough spot.

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  • Darlene explains that after years of receiving support from others as she battled addiction, she decided that she was ready to give back and bring order to her life. Her job as a groomer is one outlet that is allowing her to be of service to others – both humans and their animals.

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  • Donald’s sense of optimism for the year ahead was contagious during his bell ringing speech. And that sense of positivity about the future is definitely going around. It is with great excitement that we share news about Chrysalis’ 5-year strategic plan for growth and double job outcomes in this year’s Spring 2017 Newsletter!

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