Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Vision

At Chrysalis, our belief is simple: No abuse is okay.

With this as our guide, we are focused on helping individuals and families break free of relationships riddled with fear and violence, and discover confidence, resilience and hope.

We offer comprehensive resources, confidential support, free information and accessible help. With each family, we listen, learn and adapt to meet the unique needs of those impacted by domestic violence. Our work is never done, and neither is our willingness to grow and respond to this complex issue.

Since we opened our doors 40 years ago, we have helped more than 1,600 people each year reclaim their independence and self-esteem. Our vision is to keep paving that pathway for more to do the same.

What We Believe

Who we are is a combination of why we began, who we aim to empower, and how we strive to do it. From day to day operations to long-term planning, Chrysalis is rooted in approaching every individual’s situation with empathy, openness, dedication and transparency.

We are here to serve, guide and help everyone who enters our site or doors. If you are here, we are here for you.  







Our People

President/CEO Patricia Klahr has served Chrysalis and our community for almost 30 years. She is joined by a dedicated leadership team, attentive staff and board of directors who share her passion and commitment to giving survivors of domestic violence the safety and support they need to heal and build better lives.

Patricia Klahr

President & CEO

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Angie Swart

Chief Organization Leader

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Erin Bartholmey

Chief Clinical Leader

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Lorie Simms

Chief Strategy Leader

Board of Directors

Cesar Cramton


Genuine Concepts

Amy Cotton Peterson

Vice Chair

Quarles & Brady LLP

Jen Kuenzli


Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mallory Miranda


R & R Partners

Mark Krivoruchka


Community Leader

Daniel Capote

Capote Finanical/Mass Mutual/GoldBook Financial

Lisa Davey

Washington Federal Bank

Lisa Lowrie

Community Leader

Troy McNemar

McNemar Law

Sean Mattson

Arizona Labor Council/AZFOP

Amy Sexton

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Jenny Weaver


Our Responsibility

At Chrysalis, we take pride in using donor dollars wisely. We steward contributions efficiently and effectively, invest the vast majority of donor dollars in on our housing programs, and allocate only a small percentage of funds to overhead expenses. Our funders include individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations, and we receive grants from local and federal government sources.

Our EIN (Tax Identification) Number

Chrysalis’ EIN number is 86-0447620. We are an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit in full compliance and in good standing with the IRS.