Your Gift Save Lives...

Chrysalis Center has been helping individuals and families to transform their lives for over 42 years.  This past year, Chrysalis Center provided hope and services to 2,727 women, men and children who struggled with mental health, addiction, HIV/AIDS, Veterans, those returning from incarceration and homelessness.  We could not do the work we do without the generosity of our community supporters.

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Ways to Give

Make A Gift
Honor and Memorial
Planned Giving
The President’s Society
Matching Gifts
Non-Monetary Gifts
Make A Gift


To make your gift by mail, send your check made out to:

Chrysalis Center, Inc.
255 Homestead Ave
Hartford, CT  06132

To make a gift by phone, please call Adria Giordano, Director of Development, at (860) 263-4425

To make a gift online, click on the Donate button below

Honor and Memorial

Honor & Memorial Giving

Honor Giving:

To make a gift in honor of a family member, friend or hero in your life, please click on the Donate button below.

Memorial Giving:

Many families ask others to make donations to Chrysalis Center in lieu of flowers. To do so, please include the following language in the obituary:

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Chrysalis Center in memory of (honoree’s name). Gifts can be made by clicking the Donate button below.

Checks, payable to Chrysalis Center, may be mailed to: Chrysalis center, Attn: Adria Giordano, Director of Development, 252 Homestead Ave, Hartford, CT  06132. Please include honoree’s name in the memo line.

Then, please contact Adria Giordano at 860-263-4425 or to let her know that you intend to direct gifts to Chrysalis Center. If you would like memorial gifts to be directed to a fund other than the Area of Greatest Need, please include this information in your email.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving:


Planned gifts help support important capital projects and enable Chrysalis Center to develop new programs, renovate existing buildings and implement services for individuals in need in the state.

Bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder or lead trusts are among the many planned giving opportunities available. By including Chrysalis Center in your estate or financial plans, you may be able to increase your current income as well as provide future support to areas in need that are important to you. We invite you to consider the ways you can make a lasting impact today.

Legacy Society Membership
Our Legacy Society members are important to us. We recognize their generosity in a variety of ways throughout the year – from an annual luncheon, tours and invitations to special events. Membership in the Legacy Society is an effective way to keep in touch with Chrysalis Center and its many programs.

You want to leave money to Chrysalis Center in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to the Chrysalis Center in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

If you are interested in leaving a gift to Chrysalis Center in your will or through another planned vehicle, please contact: Adria Giordano, Director of Development, at (860) 263-4425

The President’s Society

The President’s Society

The President’s Society at Chrysalis Center comprises the organization’s most dedicated supporters. The impact of our President’s Society donors is vital to our mission of providing supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives.

Members Receive:
The President’s Society honors contributors who make cumulative gifts of $1,000 and above to Chrysalis Center each year.

For more information about the President’s Society, please contact Adria Giordano, Director of Development, at (860)263-4525.

Please note: Matching gifts and special event donations count toward membership. Chrysalis Center’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

Matching Gifts


If your company matches donations made to Chrysalis Center, here are two ways to initiate the matching gift contribution:

  • If your company uses an online matching gift platform, submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal and select “Chrysalis Center, Inc.”


  • Obtain the appropriate matching gift verification form from your personnel/human resources office. Please complete the form and email, mail or fax the form and a copy of your receipt (if available) to:




Chrysalis Center, Inc.

255 Homestead Ave

Hartford, CT  06132

Attn: Matching Gifts

Fax Number: (860)  263-4612

EIN: 06-0986069

Note: Please be sure to complete the entire donor portion of the form and to include a copy of your gift receipt (if available). If you would like to designate the matching gift to a specific funding area, please indicate that on the form.

Non-Monetary Gifts


Contributions of in-kind gifts are a significant way to support Chrysalis Center. Year-round, the Foundation collects gift cards and small household items for participants as well as items that can be auctioned during one of our signature fundraising events.



Special fundraising events are held throughout the year in communities all around Connecticut to benefit Chrysalis Center. Our live and silent auctions are an integral part of our fundraising success. We welcome gift certificates, artwork, vacation homes, fine wines, signed memorabilia and so much more. As a reminder, your donation may be tax deductible, please check with your tax advisor. If you are interested in donating an item to one of our fundraising events, please call the Development Department at (860) 263-4400 to discuss further.


Small household items and linens received from the community are crucial for helping participants who are moving into new homes have the necessary items in their home. These types of contributions allow us to reduce our expenses by utilizing donated services and products. Since there are specific requirements that must be met, please see our criteria below:

Donations - Food

  • We accept donations of non-perishable food items for Freshplace, our fresh food pantry. 
  • Commit and organize a non-perishable donation once, quarterly or monthly through our Families Feeding Families Program.

Donations- New & Gently Used Item

  • What’s accepted – we accept new and gently used household items for clients.  Suggested items include Gift Cards, new sheets and towels, gently used kitchen items, cleaning items, tools.
  • What we are unable to accept – Used linens ( towels, sheets, etc.), used bedding, furniture, electrical items (any items with a cord), automobiles. 
  • Holiday Collections – Chrysalis Center counts on the generosity of individuals and groups during the holidays to help us provide our clients with much needed items for the holidays.
  • Veteran or Family Specific Donation
  • Do you have an idea for a donation?  We are all ears, contact us and we’ll see if it’s a fit for our clients.