Serving at-risk youth and families from across the Seacoast and New Hampshire, The Chase Home recently received a $1,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Wesley Gardner Charitable Fund.
The support, according to Chase Home Executive Director Meme Wheeler, will support general operations.
“An unrestricted gift like this enables us to use it in a way that fills an immediate need,” she said.
Citing the continued impact of the pandemic, she said it is important Chase Home continue to raise awareness of the needs of at-risk youth.
“There may be a vaccine, but it will be some time before we return to anything remotely normal,” noted Wheeler. “The last calendar year has forced us to increase staffing in all programs to better support our youth and their families, all of which raises our costs.”
Expressing appreciation for the support provided by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Wesley Gardner Charitable Fund, Wheeler said Chase Home is “fortunate to have strong community support.”
“We could not achieve our mission without such amazing people and organizations behind us,” she added. “Truly, we cannot thank the community enough, because all that support helps our kids have a better life.”
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth annually through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community while others live at The Chase Home.