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3837- 3845 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California, 94609
Chrysalis is a substance abuse treatment facility for adult women who are homeless, intravenous drug users, court ordered referrals, dually diagnosed, HIV positive, or alternatively referred. Treatment is provided on a residential basis for three to six months. Clients must demonstrate a minimum of 72 hours of sobriety prior to admission in order to qualify for enrollment.

Facility Highlights

  • Assessment
  • Women's Issues
  • Long-Term Care


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

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Founded more than 40 years ago, Horizon Services, Inc. operates three detox programs and three residential facilities in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, in northern California. Among them is Chrysalis, a residential treatment facility for adult women struggling with substance use disorder. The facility also caters to women struggling with homelessness and/or dual diagnosis, as well as HIV/AIDS (a specialized service provided by only 26 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in California).

Detox is not available on-site, and all clients must have at least 72 hours sober before admission. The center only accepts voluntary admissions who are committed to getting sober.


The treatment program at Chrysalis, which lasts three to six months, is one of 440 non-hospital residential treatment programs in California (34 percent) to provide long-term treatment that lasts more than 30 days. Chrysalis holds that successful addiction treatment for women must assess, define, and satisfy their needs in ways that do not involve drugs or alcohol.

Programming may includes individual therapy and group counseling, as well as family counseling, if appropriate. Clients may also participate in coping skills workshops, recreational activities, as well as alternative therapies, such as art therapy.

Chrysalis works with court-ordered clients and those on parole; in 2017, 40 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the state provided services for criminal justice clients. As a facility that caters to homeless clients, Chrysalis may also assist with social services, such as providing referrals for supportive housing and vocational training.


According to the facility’s website, all staff members are certified in their respective specialty. Staff may include counselors, case managers, and social workers.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni. On Facebook[1], the facility received three five-star ratings, as well as the following comment from Dalila: "Its a great program with wonderful people. Its my favorite place."


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs. According to CiteHealth, payment assistance is available to clients who qualify.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chrysalis-Oakland-Ca/224486614364518

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