Programs that Work

Established in 1930, Lena Pope Home was a refuge for children and families during the depression and post-war years. Since its inception, the agency now known simply as Lena Pope has identified the needs of local children and designed programs to fill the gap.

Early on, residential homes were the necessary solution. As the community and social norms for addressing childhood needs changed, Lena Pope evolved to keep pace. Its programs have shifted from building homes for children in need, to building families in their homes.

The agency focuses on evidence-based prevention and early intervention activities that improve the lives of children and families. In 2016, Lena Pope directly served more than 4,500 individuals, children, and families. Through all the changes, our mission has remained essentially the same: To help create hope, happiness and success for children and families.

Lena Pope has developed four programs to meet the community’s needs:

  • The Lena Pope Early Learning Center provides quality early learning to young children at a price that low income families can afford.
  • Chapel Hill Academy, a public-enrollment charter school, provides education that focuses on each Pre-K to 5th grade student's needs.
  • Lena Pope Counseling provides mental health therapy to families who cannot afford it so that they can grow stronger.
  • School and Community Based Services give youth the social, behavioral, and academic tools they need to be crime-free.

To find out more about Lena Pope, please fill out our Contact Form and a member of our team will reach out.