Chrysalis has a long history of providing innovative, effective and empowering, vocational mental health services. The current Chrysalis models, IPS and Peer Support embody the belief that every individual has the right to be an active member of their community. Chrysalis Pops supports this mission.
In 2016 staff recognized that it was time to incorporate a different approach to the Chrysalis service array. While getting individuals connected to competitive work in the community was successful for 50-60% of participants, this meant that nearly half of the individuals receiving Chrysalis services were not reaching their work goals. Staff also realized that some individuals were not even voicing their work goals due to fear of failure or lack of self-esteem.
Chrysalis Pops offers individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful, paid work experience while producing and selling local, organic fruit pops.
Chrysalis Pops employees are fully supported by Employment Specialists. During work shifts individuals learn on the job skills, address mental health challenges and develop future competitive employment goals. Following the Chrysalis Pops season all employees will have the opportunity to transition into the Chrysalis Supported Employment program.
Our goal is that within one year of working with Chrysalis Pops 75% of the individuals involved with transition into competitive employment placements. In addition to these employment outcomes, Chrysalis Pops will work to address community mental health stigma and access to local, organic produce.
The success of Chrysalis Pops is contingent on support from community members. Below is list of individuals and organizations that have provided Chrysalis Pops with the seeds (both literal and figurative!) to grow.
- Willy Street Co-op Community Reinvestment Grant – $2,500 (2016)
- Madison Community Foundation – $10,000 (2016)
- Madison Christian Community – Over 100 pounds of strawberries and raspberries (2016)
Local Farmers Markets
- Rhubarb Ginger
- Strawberry Rhubarb
- Strawberry Lemon
- Cold Brew Coffee
- Cucumber Mint
- Raspberry Basil
- Cranberry Apple
Schedule Your Event!
Catering Request Form
Frequently Asked Questions
- Lead Time: 2 weeks
- Minimum Order: 40 pops
- Cost: $3 per pop
$25 per hour (if staff is needed at event)
$25 delivery charge (if no onsite staff is needed)
- Catering Zone: Dane County
- I have filled out the catering request form; does this mean I have booked an event?
No. We’ll contact you within 2 business days to finalize details and confirm your order and make sure the date is free in our calendar.
- What form of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards.
- When is payment due?
Payment is due in full at the time of your event. To reserve the date of your event a deposit is due for half of the total amount.
- What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel prior to 7 days before your event, there is no charge. Any cancellations less than 7 days out will result in a fee of 25% of the quoted cost of your event.
- What about guests with dietary restrictions?
We make a variety of pops and many are vegan, and almost all are dairy-free. If you have any questions about any ingredients, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- When will Chrysalis Pops arrive at my event to setup?
Our setup is minimal, so we typically arrive 30 minutes prior to when you want us to start serving, and are ready to serve mere minutes after we arrive.
- Is Chrysalis Pops insured?
Yes! We are fully insured and can produce a certificate of insurance if you or your venue needs it.