Randy Overcomes The Consequences of Incarceration

“Randy,” a military member, was attending a class at a local substance abuse facility when he admitted that he was addicted to methamphetamines. Over time, he was arrested for breaking into cars trying to obtain money to buy drugs.

Upon his release from the Bexar County Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) residential program, Randy connected with Chrysalis Ministries, a United Way nonprofit partner, where he attended job readiness classes and worked with a case manager who provided him a weekly job listing of employers that were hiring employees despite criminal backgrounds.

Following his participation in the Chrysalis Ministries’ Lawful Behavior Reentry Program, Randy was able to find full-time employment. While working steadily and attending 12 Step classes, he eventually received a call from an employer for whom he was hoping to work. He was hired and has now found himself in the running for a managerial position.

Chrysalis Ministries equips and empowers individuals and their families to overcome the consequences of incarceration. Through their work, Chrysalis strives to benefit the community, reducing recidivism and restoring families by providing professional mission-specific services. Staff and volunteers provide religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 15 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in San Antonio, Bexar County and Karnes County.