A Message From the Executive Director

Welcome to The Chase Home for Children web site. As you peruse these pages you will see our many creative and innovative programs including our in home family services and our adventure based learning. Also, we hope you enjoy our blog page which provides up to date information about our many activities.

The philosophy of all of our programs is the firm belief that all children need and deserve to live in a safe, healthy and stable family and community. This is achieved through a collaborative approach working together with families and community providers and focusing on what are the strengths of the children and families. Our enthusiastic staff are committed to that goal. I truly admire their dedication.

In keeping with the tradition of the Greater Portsmouth community, we are fortunate to benefit from the generosity of individuals and groups who give so much of their time, talent and donations. It would be impossible for us to accomplish our work without them. We acknowledge their kindness to us and thank each of them for joining us in helping to make a difference in the lives of our children.

These are very challenging times but also exciting. We continuously search for ways to be more effective in our work and improve our ability to assist children and families.

Best wishes to you.

Meme Wheeler

Chase Home Blog

Welcome to the Chase Home

Founded in 1877 as an orphanage for young children in Portsmouth, NH, the Chase Home is a powerful example of a grassroots response to an identified need within the community. The Chase Home has evolved over the years to meet the ever changing needs of New Hampshire’s at-risk youth and their families.

Today, the Chase Home offers two types of service; residential and home based. The Residential Program offers a longer term placment to adress issues that lead to involvment with the Court. Our Intensive Family Collaboration programming encompases a 45 day evaluative residential stablization followed by home based family coaching to help families establish the structure and consistency that will lead to long term success.

The Trustees, Directors and Staff of the Chase Home are committed to providing quality services to our youth and their families. The goal is to assist in building productive, happy and healthy lives that will allow these young adults to contribute positively to society as they mature. As the Chase Home continues to evolve, we look to the future and will continue to seek ways to adapt our services and to carry on our proud traditions.