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Welcome to Chrysalis

Chrysalis Ministries, an ecumenical ministry that values interfaith cooperation, 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 15 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in San Antonio / Bexar County and the GEO facility in Karnes County.  Our Family Renewal Center, located at 509 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 Supporters

Chrysalis Ministries is extremely grateful to the United Way of San Antonio, The Archdiocese of San Antonio, City of San Antonio, BEAT AIDS (fiduciary of the STARR Program), Bexar County, and many other area congregations, businesses, corporations, and foundations for supporting our mission and ministry. 

SAMSHA Grant provided to BEAT AIDS in partnership with New Life Church, Life Time Recovery and varied law enforcement agencies  throughout the San Antonio area. Chrysalis is a very integral partner as our niche is reducing recidivism by equipping and empowering individuals and their families to overcome the consequences of incarceration. STARR (Supportive, Treatment, and Access to Reduce Recidivism) is an intensive Case Management and Counseling Program that recruits individuals from Jail, Prison and Treatment facilities.

2018 New Beginnings Luncheon

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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 staff and volunteers would love to meet you! Many or our staff members facilitate programs and services both in the detention facilities and in our outreach center, The Family Renewal Center. We are very proud of the fact that we hire from among the formerly incarcerated!

Please view the links below for current information concerning job availability among the Covid-19 crisis:


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