For Healthier Children –
May 1, 2018 – Calm and quiet on the outside, inside the Chrysalis much growth and transformation is happening. “It’s been a long journey,” Heidi, a mother of two-month-old Zander who’s seeking treatment for substance abuse said. “Actually, like we started, I started out in jail pregnant.” A long journey and a lot of work. Much like a caterpillar, it takes a lot of work to become the butterfly. “Definitely a blessing,” Heidi said. “Like, because if it wasn’t for this program, like, I don’t know where we would be. Honestly, I don’t know. Like, it’s given both of us a second chance.” The Chrysalis Treatment Center at Harbor Behavioral Health is named after the chrysalis of a butterfly to symbolize the transition a new mom or mother to be battling addiction can have.
A second chance. “The old to the new and learning new,” Senior Clinical Manager of Substance Abuse Jacque Caro said. “The new life with your child becoming a mom is a transformation to begin with and to be a mom and seeking recovery at the same time is a whole other level of change that we’re here to support and facilitate with them.” Heidi is one of five women in the Chrysalis Woman’s Treatment Program. It’s staffed 24 hours a day with a strict treatment program for each mother.