Social Night – Every Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm
The Peer-led Social Night is a weekly event held in Chrysalis on a Tuesday from 6.00 to 8.00pm. Referrals, Holistic Treatments, one-to-one support are available. It is a safe, non-judgemental and non-prescriptive environment for people to connect and avail of social and peer support.
Recovery Evening – Every Thursday, 6pm to 8pm
The Evening Recovery takes place every Thursday evening from 6.00 to 8.00pm. It is a Peer led evening. The services on offer are Holistics and a Check-In group. It is aimed at drug free service users. The Evening Recovery provides support, enhances well-being and strengthens connectedness amongst individuals in recovery.
Chrysalis Football Team – Every Friday, 5pm to 6pm
M.E.R.G. (Monday Evening Recovery Group) – Every Monday, 6pm to 8pm
Previous Seminars & Events
20th Anniversary Celebration and Launch of Strategic Plan 2019-21
Chrysalis CDP celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing specialist in-house and referral services in the North West Inner City of Dublin.
Chrysalis is based in Manor Street, Stoneybatter (01-882 3362) and is funded directly by HSE CH09 (Dublin North) and the North Inner City Drug & Alcohol Task Force.
Dr Des Crowley, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Chrysalis said:
“We are immensely proud to have reached this milestone in the organisation’s development and provision of frontline services for people with problematic drug and alcohol use. We rely on the involvement of many partners in providing responses to the challenges for people who use our services and their families, and we want them to know how much the close working relationships between our frontline staff and staff in hospitals, clinics, general practice, nursing, training centres, HSE Addiction Team and Dublin City Council means to Chrysalis and the quality of the services.”
Chrysalis has provided frontline drug and alcohol services for thousands of people in the Dublin Inner City community and has a number of case managers, supported by the outreach team, key workers and a panel of excellent peer workers and volunteers.
The Co-ordinator of Chrysalis, Passerose Mantoy, said:
“Population trends and problematic drug and alcohol use have changed since Chrysalis was established in 1998. Today we are launching our new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 to take account of new challenges. The implementation of the plan will bring about changes to the scope and extent of our work in line with the Board’s views and all who participated in our research carried out in 2018. The Board is considering a range of options to drive the development of Chrysalis from 2019.”
Chrysalis urges people in the North Inner City with problematic drug and alcohol use to get in touch with their services at Manor Street, Stoneybatter (01-882 3362).
Eamonn Geoghegan first became a client of Chrysalis 20 years ago and is now working as a keyworker/peer worker in the service. He urged the funders to provide more support for peer workers.
Eamonn Geoghegan said:
“Peer workers can really make the connection with drug users, they understand the difficulties drug users face and they understand the pitfalls in breaking the drug addiction cycle.”