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 services–residential and home based.
In the Residential Program, we offer youth a place to live, while we help them develop the skills they need to experience stability across multiple areas of their lives, including social, academic, emotional and family environments. Our Home-Based Services Program provides 1) support to a youth transitioning from our Residential Program and back with their families reintegrate with their families, or 2) support to youth and families within the home to prevent placement in our Residential Program.
In both programs, we want youth to stabilize the at-risk behaviors that have led to their involvement with the Court systems. At the same time, we work closely with families to help them establish the structure and consistency that will lead to child’s long term success. Essentially, we work with kids in crisis, all of whom have suffered serious trauma at some level and require assistance in developing the coping mechanisms and skills they need to redirect become contributing members of society as adults. Youth are referred to us by the state.
- Seacoast Community Diversion Program (SCDP)
- Independent Living Program
- Seacoast Youth Suicide Prevention Network (SYSPN)
An evidence-based program of Chase Home, SCDP:
• Seeks to divert youth from re-offending and entering the Juvenile Justice System;
• Addresses underlying issues behind shoplifting, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and anger-management;
• Provides therapeutic groups and adventure-based learning and substance abuse counseling with a LADC, if applicable.
Board of Directors
Rob Levey, President
“Tuck” William Tucker, Vice President
John (Jack) A. Meffen, Treasurer
David Howard, Esquire
George Daniel Harvey
Kathy Birse Siegel
Board of Trustees
Ralph R. Woodman, Jr. – President
Peter Torrey – Treasurer
Reverend Robert Stevens