In 2016, Chrysalis started a new Social Enterprise. Chrysalis Pops offers paid work opportunities that improve the mental health and wellness of individuals and the community through local, organic pops. We work hard to source the majority of the produce for our pops from local suppliers.
Chrysalis has a long history of providing innovative, effective and empowering, vocational mental health services. The current Chrysalis models, IPS and Peer Support embody the belief that every individual has the right to be an active member of their community. Chrysalis Pops supports this mission.
In 2016 staff recognized that it was time to incorporate a different approach to the Chrysalis service array. While getting individuals connected to competitive work in the community was successful for 50-60% of participants, this meant that nearly half of the individuals receiving Chrysalis services were not reaching their work goals. Staff also realized that some individuals were not even voicing their work goals due to fear of failure or lack of self-esteem.
Chrysalis Pops offers individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful, paid work experience while producing and selling local, organic fruit pops.