About Us

The mission of Lena Pope is to help create hope, happiness, and success for children and families.  When it started in 1930, Lena Pope was a home for orphans and children in need in the Fort Worth area. Lena Pope has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. Our focus is on empowering families to stay together. We do this by focusing in two major program areas.


Lena Pope Counseling Services offers counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Individual and group counseling is available covering such issues as parenting skills, depression, anxiety, truancy, and substance abuse. Counseling is very convenient, with locations in Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst, Weatherford and Granbury. The goal of Lena Pope Counseling is to give every participant the hope for a productive life.

Lena Pope Counseling also provides a vast array of services including comprehensive in-home services, intensive case management for Family Drug Court families, Substance Abuse Treatment, as well as skills based groups for first offender/at risk populations referred by local municipalities. Lena Pope contracts with various partners that include; the Department of State Health and Human Services, United Ways in Tarrant, Parker and Hood Counties, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services , Tarrant County Juvenile Services, Texas Youth Commission, MHMR, FWISD Resource Centers and other private and public entities.


In 2008, Lena Pope opened our charter school, Chapel Hill Academy. Since opening, Chapel Hill Academy has provided a positive learning environment that focuses on each child. By the 2012-2013 school year, Chapel Hill teaches grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade, educating over 500 students each year. The goal of Chapel Hill Academy is to offer tuition-free, quality education that builds a solid foundation for each student so they may reach their full potential.

In addition to Chapel Hill Academy, Lena Pope partners with the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program to provide quality alternative education for local students referred by the courts. While attending our program, the students learn behavioral, social, and career-building skills to help them grow academically and be successful in their home communities and schools.

With these programs, Lena Pope continues the mission of giving children a solid foundation and support for a promising future. Throughout the years, our organization has evolved into a place that builds strong families.

If you would like to find out more about Lena Pope, please fill out our Contact Form and a member of our team will reach out.

For more information, please contact:

Marilyn Sammons
(817) 255-2606
or msammons@lenapopehome.org