Programs that work.

Our Results

At Chrysalis, we empower our clients to overcome their barriers to employment so that they can transition out of homelessness and poverty. Our program draws upon each client’s individual strengths and teaches them concrete skills while also building self-reliance. Since 1984, Chrysalis has helped more than 60,000 people through our employment programs and services.

More than 400 clients access services at one of our four centers every day. In 2017:

Chrysalis Enterprises provides street, highway, and building maintenance, as well as janitorial, warehouse, front desk, and general staffing solutions to over 100 communities and businesses across L.A. County.

More than a business, it provides clients with the skills, experience, and self-confidence needed to secure permanent employment. Any profit generated by the business is reinvested into our employment program.

As a result of our transitional jobs program, during 2017:

Jobs: Part of the solution


At Chrysalis, we have always believed that our central focus on employment addresses an unmet need among an underserved population. Our approach to homelessness focuses on building, highlighting, and fortifying individuals’ skill sets and marketability in an ever-changing job market.

As reported by the Economic Roundtable in 2018, “Developing skills and finding a job is very important for almost three-quarters of individuals 25 to 34 years of age and people who are homeless for the first time…”

Today, we can confidently say that our approach is not a theoretical response to homelessness and poverty, but rather a proven formula for success, yielding results that increase year after year.

For those who face the biggest barriers to securing work, Chrysalis is proud to offer time-limited, transitional employment. As the study below demonstrates, transitional jobs play a key role in helping individuals get on a pathway to self-sufficiency.


As a subgrantee of the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Chrysalis was selected to be part of a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research. Commissioned by REDF in 2011, the study proved once and for all that transitional jobs pay off:





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