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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Our “Light Up A Heart” Children’s Christmas Party will be held on December 11, 2015 at the Laurel Heights United Methodist Church.
We are currently accepting monetary donations for this event and volunteers for wrapping gifts.
We are partnering with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department and expecting to service 1400 children this Christmas.
If you have any questions, please contact the Services Coordinator, Sarah Marzano (210) 299-4540 ex.126 smarzano@chrysmin.org.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Chrysalis Ministries Family!!!!!!




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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