The walk to work from our house to Angel City Brewery every morning almost always takes us right by the Chrysalis office. No matter how early either of us are starting our morning there is always a collection of men and women waiting outside for the doors to open - they are bright eyed, often with coffee in hand. It's another day of work and another opportunity to move in a positive direction.
Downtown Los Angeles, and particularly Skid Row, has had a storied history of providing residence for those who, for whatever reason, may have fallen on challenging times. We are always moved to see individuals who have strurggled that have been able to move out of homelessness and into a steady life.
Over the last few years, especially the years that we have lived here, Downtown Los Angeles has truly become a city center. Businesses are opening and the streets are brighter. DTLA is our neighborhood and a very important part of the lifestyle we have come to enjoy. We thought contirbuting to Chrysalis is a perfect way to give back to a community that has given so much to us.
From the non-profit website,
"Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment."