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Kentucky Bar Foundation awards $7,500 grant to Chrysalis House for enhancing women’s opportunties

Chrysalis House has been awarded a Kentucky Bar Foundation 2019 grant in the amount of $7,500 for Accessing the Court System and Resolving Legal Issues for Chrysalis House Women.

Chrysalis House aids clients in addressing un­met legal needs to enhance their employment potential. Clients also have opportunities to participate in mock interviews and work with employers who have agreed to hire people with criminal histories.

Pictured left to right: Guion Johnstone, Executive Director, Kentucky Bar Foundation; Kama McKinney, Finance Director, Chrysalis House; Harvey Johnston, Immediate Past President & Grants Committee Chair, Kentucky Bar Foundation; Lisa Minton, Executive Director, Chrysalis House; John Minton, Chief Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court.

Executive Director Lisa Minton and Finance Director Kama McKinney accepted the award on behalf of Chrysalis House. The presentation was made during the Fellows & Partners for Justice Society Luncheon at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Said Minton: “We appreciate the ongoing support of the Kentucky Bar Foundation. Unresolved legal issues and criminal histories are a serious barrier to employment for many of our women.

“The educational opportunities and resources made possible by this grant will allow us to help the women remove those barriers and increase their chances of obtaining gainful employment to support themselves and their families.”

Chrysalis House is Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women. Established in 1978, Chrysalis House has grown into a comprehensive agency with multiple residential facilities and a multi-purpose community center. For more information about Chrysalis House, visit www.chrysalishouse.org.

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