The CHRYSALIS WOMEN’S HEALTH COLLABORATIVE is a health and wellness ministry, with a vision to transform the lives of girls and women from the inside out. Spiritual, mental and emotional health are key components of total health and wellness. Wellness is much more than the absence of disease or infirmity. Total wellness includes individuals assuming personal responsibility for shaping and adopting healthy lifestyles, in order to achieve optimal levels of health, including social well being and economic productivity.
The mission of the Chrysalis Women’s Health Collaborative is to provide information, services, and programs that empower girls and women to reach optimal levels of spiritual, mental, and physical health.
Chrysalis is “transforming lives from the inside out.” Transformation comes from the inside out, just as the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. It is fitting that our logo designer be a young woman who is just beginning to make her mark in the artistic arena. Maikel Diane Brown captured the spirit of all that we desire for the girls and women we serve.
You may view more of Maikel’s work at http://artbistro.monster.com/member/maiangel.
Marcia Davis Taylor, MSW, LMSW is the Founder, President and CEO of Chrysalis. The majority of her career has been spent working in the area of health and human services in the nonprofit sector. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina (USC) and her bachelor’s degree in marketing from South Carolina State University. Ms. Taylor was a trainee in the Maternal and Child Health Training Program at USC, and has received specialized training in women’s health, children’s health, mental health, domestic violence, sexual assault, and individual and group counseling.
She has worked for local, state and national nonprofits, and has managed and directed federal, state and privately funded grant programs. Marcia is also active in her community, having served a two-year term on the Montgomery County Maryland Commission on Children and Youth; and multiple years on the S.C. Department of Mental Health State Planning Council, including serving as chair of the Children’s Services Subcommittee. Ms. Taylor currently serves as a member of the United Way of the Midlands Health Council and Eat Smart, Move More Orangeburg County coalition.
Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women is an incorporated nonprofit in the State of South Carolina. Chrysalis is registered with the State of South Carolina, Office of the Secretary of State, as a charitable organization.