The Chase Home recently received a $10,000 general operating support grant from The Webster Foundation. Meme Wheeler, executive director of The Chase Home, referred to the grant as “unexpected.”
“We are so grateful for this support, as it enables us to invest it in our operations where we need it the most,” she said. “Some of the ways we envision using these funds include staff training on trauma-informed care and shoring up our technology infrastructure.”
According to John Webster III of The Webster Foundation, they are “thrilled” to support The Chase Home’s mission to assist at-risk children and their families. “It is amazing that they have stayed the course for the past 140 years,” he said.
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth provides at-risk youth across the state with prevention, early intervention, residential, and community-based services. “These are services that wrap-around youth in all areas of their lives,” explained Wheeler. “Support from the community like The Webster Foundation enables us to provide the level of therapeutic support needed to address complex mental health needs with these youth, nearly all of whom struggle with deep-rooted trauma.”