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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. Guided by a philosophy that a steady job is the single most important step in a person’s transition out of poverty and onto a pathway to long-term self-sufficiency, Chrysalis offers a hand up rather than a hand out, empowering clients to identify their individual strengths, set attainable goals, and complete a self-directed job search. Since 1991, Chrysalis Enterprises has provided transitional jobs for clients with the greatest barriers to employment. By providing valuable work experience, Chrysalis Enterprises helps clients gain the necessary skills needed to re-enter the job market. Chrysalis operates three centers located where homelessness and poverty are most pervasive: on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and in the Pacoima area of the San Fernando Valley.