The Chrysalis Center is one of a few programs in the state that allows children to join their moms in treatment. This gives the woman the opportunity to parent her own child/children in a learning yet nurturing environment. It is our goal to get the family in the appropriate level of services as soon as possible. This will allow the families to be a part of all the services offered in such a short period of time. Women can get easily frustrated with all of “life’s changes”, being in a new environment, meeting demands and adjusting to the changes that accompany sobriety. Our goal is to help you transition in a timely manner with the younger children in the therapeutic program and school age children attending public school.
Children under 5 years old will attend a therapeutic daycare center onsite. This is a licensed therapeutic daycare center by SC Department of Social Services (DSS) and is governed by the same requirements as a private day care center. Under “No Circumstances” will we allow children in the therapeutic daycare center that do not have all the required documents on file at the Chrysalis Center. DSS makes onsite visits and in part, reviews all pertinent documentation and all required documents must be on file. For this reason, the following items must be faxed or mailed in advance for all children that will be joining their mom in treatment.
***On the day of arrival, children will NOT be allowed to stay if the following documents are not at the center in advance or on their day of arrival. This process will help for a smoother transition for both parent and child.