A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Private Foundation, the Chase Home, Inc.'s mission is to carry on the legacy of Hester Chase Ridout by her will executed in 1886, to provide a haven where women "may find a retreat from the vicissitudes of life".  For more than 130 years the Chase Home has operated as an independent living facility for elderly woman.  The Chase Lloyd House also exists as a monument to Georgian architecture and an important part of American history.  The Chase Home is a unique among the many historic homes of Annapolis, in that it has always been a self-sustaining National Historic Landmark.