Courage To Change Transitional Program
When a woman decides to come to Chrysalis she is joining our 6 month program, Courage to Change, and is a resident in one of our three homes. The program provides classes, support, accountability, safety and structure. On completion of 6 months she will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This certificate is a prerequisite to apply for our year program, Life-Style Changes. Residents will graduate Chrysalis on completion of Life-Style Changes.
- Have a Sponsor and attend a minimum of one recovery meeting a week.
- Attend Sunday and Wednesday night Life Skill /Bible Study Classes.
- Meet with Transition Coach once a week.
- Complete assigned books and reports
- Complete weekly goal, time management and journaling forms.
- Employment of at least 25-40 hours a week or attend trade school or college.
- Pay monthly transition fee .
- Monthly social, birthday parties and holiday celebrations.
- Attend church service weekly.
- Random drug testing
Life Skills Education/description and curriculum-Life-Skills classes are to promote healthily living. The scheduled classes are intended to assist with finding and keeping employment, building integrity, budgeting finances, fostering healthy relationships with self and others, and changing the belief systems.
Transition Coaches– meet with their assigned resident one a week for 1 1/2 hours. The coaches go over the weekly worksheets with the resident. The worksheets cover goal setting, time management, devotional time and journaling. The coaches also go over the weeks activities including, how they spent their free time, what struggles the have encounter and what new standards they have set. The residents read two recovery/spiritual books every three months and do a book report. Coaches are the resident’s accountability partner and they monitor their program responsibilities.
Monthly Socials-Chrysalis celebrates the following holidays with a party; Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas. During the summer months there are several BBQ’s, picnics and game nights. Because of the lack of healthy family activities in the homes of the majority of our residents as they were going up, Chrysalis feels it is very important for the client to experience how to have fun without drugs and alcohol or other additive substances. Being lonely and bored is also one of the main triggers for an addict. Learning how to enjoy friends and how to spend quality time with them is one of our objectives.
Alcohol and Drug Testing– Daily Random drug and alcohol testing is administered by the House Assistants and is faxed into the Probation and Parole Offices and to treatment providers.
Budgeting– Each resident meets with our budgeting coordinator each month. They are given a budget envelope to keep all of their receipts in and a budgeting form to track their expenses and savings account. Residents pay a monthly transition fee.