Welcome to Chrysalis

Chrysalis Ministries an interfaith agency, began in 1941 with a small group of local pastors who provided worship services and pastoral counseling at the County Jail. Incorporated as a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) agency in 1972, Chrysalis Ministries staff and volunteers provide religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. Our Family Renewal Center, located at 503 San Pedro, serves as our outreach center and administrative offices. A wide variety of religious and social services are provided at the Family Renewal Center to those formerly incarcerated in any detention or treatment facility. These same services are also provided to the family members of those incarcerated, or formerly incarcerated.

Our Mission

Chrysalis exists to equip and empower individuals and their families to overcome the consequences of incarceration.

Our Vision Statement

Chrysalis strives to benefit our community, reducing recidivism and restoring families by providing professional mission-specific services.

Our Faith Statement

Chrysalis is an ecumenical ministry which values inter-faith cooperation.


Get To Know Us

Our 20 staff and 200 volunteers would love to meet you! Many or our staff members facilitate programs and services both in the detention facilities and in our one-stop reentry center, The Family Renewal Center. We are very proud of the fact that 22% of our current staff were formerly incarcerated!

2017 New Beginnings Spring Luncheon


Chrysalis Ministries is extremely grateful to the United Way of San Antonio, The Archdiocese of San Antonio, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, The Valero Foundation, and many other area congregations, businesses, corporations, and foundations for supporting our mission and ministry.

THANK YOU to our 75th Anniversary Dinner Table Sponsors!

Carrie and Alan Catalani and Laura and Trebes Sasser
The Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio
Chrysalis Ministries’ Board of Directors
Community Bible Church
Dr. Cheryl Davis and Family
The De La Rosa Family
The Finch Family
Frost Bank
Hornberger, Sheehan, Fuller & Garza, Inc.
Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co.
J. Cary Barton
Myrtle and David Jones
Valerie and Bill Lester
The Matheson Family
John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
San Antonio Housing Authority
Security Service Federal Credit Union
Toubin Insurance
Walkin’ The Walk Ministries

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