Chrysalis, a social services program managed by Lois Clayton (pictured) that tries to get drug-addicted prostitutes off the streets and off drugs (profiled in this Westword feature), will graduate two participants from its intensive program today despite recent financial woes. Until recently, the program -- which consists of psychotherapy, addiction counseling, life skills classes and job-readiness training – was run through the city of Denver with a federal grant of about $85,000 a year. But now the federal money recently dried up, leaving Chrysalis' future uncertain.
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The Empowerment Program, which administers the Chrysalis Project, is still working to keep women off the streets, albeit with reduced services and a smaller staff until they can backfill the funding holes. If they can raise the money. --Luke Turf