Your Persistence is Contagious!

“When I showed up with a sack full of gifts, Mom was overwhelmed with joy,” Tina said. “Then when I told her there was more in my car, she buckled at the knees. She was so overcome by the spirit of generosity she felt from our donors, and she said she was eternally grateful.”

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Helping a Family in Need

After 20 years in an abusive marriage, Isabel* mustered up all the courage she had, grabbed her 10-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, and packed her car. It was a long drive from Arizona, but Isabel was not going to stop until she was safely parked at a domestic violence shelter in El Paso. She tried to escape before, but he always found them. This time had to be different.

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Siah's Story

Siah is a beautiful, healthy, and happy 6-1/2-year-old who can’t wait to turn 7. It seems each year keeps getting better and better for this precocious little boy.

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Jenny's Story

She was angry. She was sad. Cutting herself repeatedly, she was crying for help. Then one day she lost control completely and acted out physically on a family member, which landed her in Tarrant County Juvenile Services (TCJS). Through Lena Pope’s partnership with TCJS, Lena Pope Functional Family Therapist Julia took on the case.

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Johnny's Story

Imagine living in a transient motel on Jacksboro Highway, dizzy, confused and paranoid from drug use with little money, no hope, and three young children. This was Johnny’s life.

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Dylan's Story

Dylan found himself in the front office of Chapel Hill Academy almost as much as he found himself in class. All kids need attention, but some seek it out in all the wrong ways.

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Lisa's Story

Sometimes hope doesn’t look like hope at first. Lisa encountered this difficult lesson during her sessions with Lena Pope Counseling Services. Attending with her husband, Lisa was doing everything she could to keep her crumbling marriage from falling apart while her husband continued to physically and verbally abuse her.

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Cara's Story

Often we are the weakest when we believe that we are invincible. Cara was a sophomore in high school, making As in all of her classes, working a job, and enjoying the company of many friends. She thought her addiction to marijuana was “no big deal,” as long as she continued to be successful in school and in her personal life.

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