These days, you may know John Dillon as Founder and CEO of Dillon Wealth Management—but thirty years ago, he was a 22-year-old who took the $2,500 he’d saved from a summer job cleaning pools and started Chrysalis, a non-profit that distributed food and clothing to folks living in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. “It didn’t seem like that big of a deal. I didn’t have student loans and the costs were low,” said Dillon of his early venture. But it became a big deal. That nonprofit grew into a program that has helped thousands of homeless and low-income folks living in downtown LA, Santa Monica, and the San Fernando Valley find—and keep—jobs. Read more
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.