Carressa is a Survivor of the opioid epidemic. She is a living testimony that there is a way out. She is the Co-Owner of Streets to Executive Suites that represents her life. She is a recovering addict that came to Chrysalis House (chrysalishouses.org) to receive treatment in 2001. Today, she is the Project Director of that same treatment facility. Carressa is a certified addiction counselor who helps others break the addition that imprisons them.
God gave her wings to lean on in active addiction that brought her back home and me her whole again.
About Carressa Christian
Carressa Christian serves as the Program Director and Director of Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Supportive Housing at Chrysalis House. As a model alumna (2002) of Chrysalis House, Carressa has held almost every role within the organization. In her role in leading Outpatient Services at Chrysalis House, she directs the 26-week Intensive Outpatient Program at Crownsville, which has grown dramatically. In the continuum of recovery services, she oversees the four Supportive housing units for women with children continuing their recovery. Carressa holds a degree in Human Services and is working towards a degree in Psychology. She is a certified Addictions Counselor and is active in the Maryland substance use treatment and recovery field. Carressa is committed to the mission of Chrysalis House because it saved her life and it offers her the opportunity to serve as a role model for other women going through the same circumstances.