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 for a variety of concerns, including 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 and to help families stay together and grow stronger.

Lena Pope also provides a vast array of community-based and in-home services for at-risk youth and families to help them attain the academic, behavioral, social, and family relationship skills they need to be successful. 


Lena Pope’s open-enrollment public charter school, Chapel Hill Academy, provides a positive learning environment that focuses on each child. Chapel Hill Academy provides education and family support to over 500 students in Pre-K to 5th grade. 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.

The Lena Pope Early Learning Center provides quality early childhood education to 115 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, regardless of their families’ incomes. The Early Learning Center builds a solid foundation for young children and their families so that children can be successful in Kindergarten and beyond.

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:

Lynda Gearheart, Director of Development and Marketing
817-255-2606 or lgearheart@lenapope.org