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Thu February 6, 2014
Ky. Attorney General Tours Women's Rehab Facility In Lexington
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway paid a visit Wednesday to Chrysalis House, a facility that focuses on treating women for substance abuse.
Chrysalis House is slated to receive $600,000 from settlements between the state and drug companies Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. Conway says the money will help provide a vital service.
"When I heard that Chrysalis House was in need of some funding here in Lexington, when I heard that Independence House in Corbin was on the verge of going under because of lack of funding and both of these facilities treat pregnant women and help some of the collateral damage when women become addicted, I felt strongly that we needed to take some of the settlement money and direct it to places like this," Conway told WUKY.
Chrysalis officials say the money will go toward providing treatment for over 200 women and their children each year.
The center has been active in the Lexington area for nearly 35 years.