No longer able to house women, the Chase Home is committed to supporting women facing housing insecurity through community grantmaking, program funding and affordable housing

advocacy and investment.

Our Mission

The mission of the Chase Home is to carry out the legacy of Hester Chase Ridout by her Will of 1886, by supporting women to overcome hardships, achieve stability and have safe housing; and utilize the Chase-Lloyd House to support this mission.

Our Vision

The Chase Home will be recognized for supporting women facing hardships, for preserving and repurposing the historic Chase-Lloyd House and for being a vital community partner.

Our Need

The Chase Home relies on donations to help fund program costs associated with supporting women facing hardships.  


Hester Chase Ridout, by her Will of 1886, established a trust for the purpose of providing housing for women suffering the “ viccissitudes of life."   In 1889, the Chase Home was established.

Our Work

Housing insecurity is an ongoing problem for Anne Arundel County families.  Chase Home is committed to supporting women challenged with housing insecurity through programs, advocacy and  partnerships.


We provide financial support for housing programs devoted to ensure safe, affordable and accessible housing through a grantmaking process and with targeted program funds.


We advocate for safe, fair and affordable housing for women in Anne Arundel County at the local and State level and host educational events to build awareness to the affordable housing crisis.


We work with public agencies and develop partnerships to find solutions to prevent  homelessness and ensure Anne Arundel County includes new affordable housing opportunities for women.

Recent News 


$5,000 i.g. Burton & Co. Community Match Grant

Thanks you donors!  We've met our match for the i.g. Burton Community Match Grant Challenge!  We have raised a total $10,795 for Chase Home's Rent Eviction Prevention for Women named the Women's Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) and in partnership with Community Legal Services to prevent eviction of women in Anne Arundel County. 


We thank all of our donors who helped us raise $5,000 to match i.g. Burton's Commitment to funding our Women's Rent Eviction Prevention Program with $5,000 for a total of $10,795.  A Big thank you to i.g. Burton for the opportunity and support of our rent eviction prevention programs.

Chase Home Funds Programs in Support of Women Facing Eviction

The Chase Home partnered with Civil Justice, Community Legal Services and Arundel Community Development Services in support of the County Executive's Renter Eviction Avoidence Program (REAP).  Since August 2021, the Chase Home has provided funding to prevent eviction of single women, many with families, who reside in Anne Arundel County.  


Based on the success of the REAP program, the Chase Home Board of Trustees pledged additional funds in support of two programs that prevent eviction of women in Anne Arundel County.  Established in late 2022, the Women's Rent Eviction Emergency Discretionary Fund allows for the immediate disbursement of funds to women facing imminent eviction by partnering with our Benevolence Coalition members who require additional funds to prevent homelessness.  St. Anne's Grants Committee has provided grant funds in support of this program in both 2023 and 2024. 


The second program named the Women's Eviction Prevention Program in partnership with Community Legal Services's (CLS) Anne Arundel County Eviction Prevention Legal Program allows Chase Home to refer families at risk of eviction due to loss of income to CLS with confidence that they will receive quality legal assistance to stabilize housing for those at high risk of eviction.  CLS attorneys provide free legal aid and negotiates with landlords to protect the tenant and enable them to stay in their homes.  Chase Home assists their clients by providing funding so that property owners are paid and tenants have an opportunity to get back on their feet.  The outcome for those at risk is overwhelmingly positive and benefits not only the female tenants and their children, but also often benefits the landlords leading to negotiated settlement rather than eviction.  In 2024, St. Margaret's Church approved grant funding in support of this program.  The Chase Home's rent eviction prevention funding programs have made a positive impact on these women's lives, allowing them to keep their homes and get back on their feet.

Our Impact

87 Single Mothers

Number of single mothers who faced rent eviction and stayed in their homes.



134 Women

Number of women who faced imminent rent eviction and stayed in their homes.


189 Children

Number of children who faced homelessness and stayed in their homes.



Chase Home provided housing assistance to a total of 134 women and 189 children.  Most of the women's financial hardships arise from recent job loss, loss of spouse, chronic illness, disability and the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, contributing to their housing insecurity.  

Chase Home's emergency rent eviction prevention funding made a positive impact on these women's lives, allowing them to keep their homes.

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