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The Chase Home building winter 2023

The Chase Home Receives $5,000 Grant

The Chase Home has received a $5,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Richard Spence Lockhart Fund. Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth provides at-risk youth across the state with prevention, early intervention, residential, and community-based services.

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Left to right - The 1623 Foundation's Andrew Guyton, James Tobin and Carson Duggan with Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler and The 1623 Foundation's Rich Stover and Tyler Kelly.

The Chase Home Receives Donation From The 1623 Foundation

The Chase Home recently received a $2,800 donation from The 1623 Foundation, a Portsmouth-based local charitable organization founded by 10 local seacoast residents in 2022. “Chase Home was our inaugural vote winner,” said Co-Founder James Tobin, who said their name is “a play on the year in which Portsmouth was settled.”

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Drawing by youth resident at The Chase Home

Staff Provide Continuity, Transform Lives at The Chase Home

One of the unique aspects about The Chase Home is length of employment of some staff, especially in leadership roles, a fact that Executive Director Meme Wheeler said helps produce “stronger therapeutic and clinical outcomes.”

“The workforce shortage is real, so there are challenges for us, but we have been fortunate that some staff members have been with us for years,” she said.

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