Located in Kittery, Robert’s Maine Grill recently donated $370 to support Chase Home in Portsmouth, which provides supportive and restorative residential and family services to at-risk youth across the Seacoast. The donation represented 5% of the proceeds from two recent Community Suppers, which help support local nonprofit organizations.
“This is money we did not anticipate, so it is a serious boost to our operations,” said Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler. “In working to meet the complex needs of youth in cases where the state mandates our help, we require some level of support from the surrounding communities.”
Acknowledging they do receive some financial support from the state, Wheeler noted it covers less than half of what it costs to provide services.
“There is a gap that we work to fill year round,” she added. “Donations like this add up—and we could not be more grateful.”
Serving 36% of youth requiring intermediate placement in New Hampshire, Chase Home is one of five intermediate level group homes in the state. To learn more about Chase Home, visit www.chasehome.org.