Yesterday I visited the Chrysalis organization in Santa Monica for a "Food for Thought" event to get to know more about this impressive nonprofit. Chrysalis is an "organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment." They place about half of the 4,000 individuals that come through their doors every year in gainful employment, and do a wonderful job helping folks get back on their feet. They specialize in practical, effective tools like job training and computer skills, resume writing help, interview practice, classes, support groups, etc. Everything imaginable to get people off the streets and into a job as smoothly as possible. In addition to the Santa Monica office, they also have locations in Downtown Los Angeles and Pacoima. I applaud their efforts and encourage you to join me in supporting this very worthy and important organization. For more information, visit changelives.org.