Serving youth, ages 11 and older, Chase Home was recently awarded $5,000 to support its Independent Living Program for older teens, which helps them successfully transition to self-sufficiency as adults. According to Executive Director Meme Wheeler, one of the primary objectives within the program is to help youth receive the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment or enter post-secondary training and educational institutions.
“We also provide personal and emotional support through mentors both within and outside of Chase Home,” she added.
Chase Home Board President Rob Levey referred to the $5,000 grant award from the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation as “a big boost.”
“We are still in the initial start-up phase of the program, so this financial contribution has come at the best time for us,” he said. “We are very grateful for the support from the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation. They understand our program and have made a very serious investment.”
President and CEO of Newburyport Five Cents Saving Bank, Janice C. Morse applauded Chase Home’s nearly 140 years of work on the Seacoast.
“The organization’s commitment to serving our youth and their families is admirable and we take pride in being able to assist in their mission,” she said.
Founded in 1877, Chase Home is dedicated to providing supportive and restorative residential and family service to at-risk youth in a safe and nurturing environment. To learn more about Chase Home or its upcoming fundraiser on November 15, visit www.chasehome.org.