Piscataqua Savings Bank has invested $1,000 to support Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth. According to Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler, the investment comes at a critical time, as it continues to solidify itself after the previous winter caused more than $300,000 worth of structural damage.
“Our Residential Program suffered because we could not see as many kids—we lost revenue,” said Wheeler. “2016 is a strong year so far for us, as we continue to implement our strategic plan. Diversifying sources of revenue and building relationships is part of this strategy. I can’t thank Piscataqua Savings Bank enough for their belief in and support of Chase Home.
Founded in the same year as Chase Home—1877—Piscataqua Savings Bank has been a longtime supporter of local nonprofits.
“Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to support the work of The Chase Home for Children,” said President and CEO Rick Wallis. “Providing a safe and supportive environment for at-risk children is the foundation for building a successful life.”
Expressing gratitude at the support provided by Piscataqua Savings Bank, Chase Home Board Member Rob Levey said one of their objectives now as an agency is to “work as intelligently and effectively as possible.”
“Everything we do now is framed within a very serious drug epidemic that is affecting every sector of society, but especially our youth,” he said. “With corporate support and intelligent programming and services, we can make a lasting impact on the Seacoast and in other areas we serve.”
Serving 36% of youth requiring intermediate placement, Chase Home is one of five intermediate level group homes in New Hampshire. The youth Chase Home serves across the state have all been involved with the criminal justice system and require significant interventions.
To learn more about Chase Home, visit www.chasehome.org.