Southern California Grant Abstracts - Chrysalis Center

Chrysalis Center

Santa Monica, CA
$200,000 – capital
June 2012

Each year, across all of its sites, Chrysalis provides extensive employment resources including case management, job-readiness training, transitional employment opportunities, and job retention services, to over 3,500 homeless and low-income individuals with a desire to find work and improve their lives. The downtown center on Skid Row, which provides services to 300-400 clients each day, is significantly over capacity. The project will expand and renovate the downtown facility, nearly doubling program space. Chrysalis has negotiated a long term lease for the storefront between its current program site and administrative and transitional jobs program offices. Construction will be completed by August 2012. One contiguous space will be created to include a computer lab, an additional classroom, offices, and an expanded lobby. At least 2,750 people will participate in Chrysalis’ job readiness and employment programs and clients will improve their computer and customer services skills.

Site design: <a href="">Formative Inc.</a>