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Lexington’s Chrysalis House Director Invited To State Of The Union Address

Posted at 6:29 PM, Feb 05, 2019

(LEX 18) — The executive director of the Chrysalis House Treatment Center in Lexington will be in the audience of the State of the Union Address tonight.

The Chrysalis House is a haven for mothers struggling with substance abuse.

“It’s one of the few facilities where women are allowed to stay with their children,” said Chrysalis House Board of Directors President Lindy Karns.

The executive director, Lisa Minton, was chosen as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guest for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. Karns told LEX 18 that the Chrysalis House’s mission is bipartisan and they are excited to represent the commonwealth. They are excited to highlight the work being done in Kentucky to help those struggling with addiction.

“The issue of addiction has become more and more important in our community and in our state, and Sen. McConnell has always been supportive and helpful to Chrysalis House,” said Karns.

McConnell spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday morning to say that he was delighted to have Minton as his guest.

“In 2017, I worked with Lisa to secure a $2.6 million grant to expand their services for low-income women and their children. I’m glad she will be in the House chamber this evening and I’m proud to highlight her amazing work,” said McConnell.

“Lisa is a great executive director. She always represents the organization in a positive way and I think that her just being there is going to help advance our cause,” said Karns.

You can watch the State of the Union Address live at 9 p.m. on LEX 18.

To learn more about the Chrysalis House, click here.