Welcome to Chrysalis

Chrysalis Ministries (formerly Bexar County Detention 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

To facilitate the personal, emotional, and spiritual transformation of incarcerated individuals, those formerly incarcerated and their families.

Detention Facility Services

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Family Renewal Center ReEntry Services

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Summer is here and before we know it— SCHOOL will be starting soon! Come and join us for our annual “Stuff The Backpack Program” taking place on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at our Family Renewal Center, 503 San Pedro, 78212. For more information contact Sarah Marzano at (210) 299-4540 ex. 126 or smarzano@chrysmin.org.

Our 25 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!

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.

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