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Sen. McConnell invites Chrysalis House Executive Director Lisa Minton as his guest at State of Union

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has invited Lisa Minton, Executive Director of Chrysalis House in Lexington, to be his guest for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday, February 5th in the House of Representatives Chamber.

Sen. McConnell has worked with Chrysalis House to secure federal resources for treatment programs to assist women and children devastated by the opioid crisis in Kentucky.

Sen. McConnell and Lisa Minton

“I am pleased that Lisa Minton, the Executive Director of Chrysalis House, has accepted my invitation to be my guest at this year’s State of the Union,” said Senator McConnell. “As one of the Kentuckians at the forefront of our ongoing fight against opioid addiction, Lisa is the leader of our Commonwealth’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women. For more than four decades, Chrysalis House has been making a difference in the lives of mothers and their children, and I’m honored to have visited the facility to see first-hand the important work performed there and to help support its mission.”

“It’s an honor to be invited by my Senator, Majority Leader McConnell, to represent Kentucky at the State of the Union, and I want to thank him for his leadership combating the opioid epidemic back home,” said Lisa Minton. “With partners like Senator McConnell, Chrysalis House is able to continue expanding the services we offer to women and their babies. We recently opened our fourth residential treatment facility providing support to women in recovery through their pregnancy and motherhood. These women are the key to healthy families and productive communities, and we strongly invest in mothers as they put in the hard work to overcome addiction.”

Senator McConnell contacted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2017 to help Chrysalis House secure a competitive federal grant of more than $2.6 million. With these federal resources, Chrysalis House expanded their comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for low-income, pregnant, and postpartum women and their children.

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