Lena Pope is a non-profit child welfare organization providing behavioral health and educational programs, including counseling and substance abuse treatment, and school- and community-based services.
Lena Pope started as an orphanage, began residential treatment, family counseling, and alternative education in 1980, started foster care in 1987 (ended in 2009), and in 2011, began counseling and substance abuse treatment, and school- and community-based services. Lena Pope has four programs, including: The Lena Pope Early Learning Center, Chapel Hill Academy, Lena Pope Counseling, and School and Community Based Services.
Lena Pope’s public charter school, Chapel Hill Academy, provides education and family support to more than 500 students in pre-K to 5th grade. The Lena Pope Early Learning Center provides quality early childhood education to 114 children ages six weeks to five years, regardless of their families’ incomes. Lena Pope’s Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program provides quality alternative education for local students referred by the courts and school districts.
Lena Pope’s mission is “To help create hope, happiness and success for children and families.”
Employees & Individuals Served
Lena Pope employs 152 people, and directly served more than 4,500 individuals, children, and families. By service line, this includes Early Education (40 employees, 211 children); Pre-K through 6th grade charter school (65 employees, 676 students); Counseling and Substance Use Services (26 employees, 2011 clients); and School and Community Based Services (21 employees, 1411 clients).
Lena Pope is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas and serves Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, and Parker counties in North Texas (greater Fort Worth).
Lena Pope focuses on evidence-based prevention and early intervention activities that improve the lives of children and families through the Early Learning Center, Chapel Hill Academy Charter School, and counseling and substance abuse treatment services.
Early Learning Center (ELC)
- The ELC is a family-centered early learning environment serving 114 children ranging in ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, providing an early learning environment to private pay and childcare subsidized families.
- Total revenue: $1 million
Chapel Hill Academy Charter School (CHA)
- The CHA is a no tuition open-enrollment public charter school that provides a “stimulated creative environment” for 600 students, for grades pre-kindergarten through 6th
- Total revenue: $65,367
Counseling & substance abuse treatment services (CSATS)
- CSATS provides mental health counseling services for 1,900 children and their families in Tarrant, Hood, and Parker counties. Services include mental health assessments, diagnostics, treatment planning, counseling and a 24-7 crisis line for clients.
- Total revenue: $427,075
Lena Pope reported $14.6 million in revenues in 2017, including net assets of $32.9 million.
- Diverse funding streams include local, state and federal contracts, private insurance, private pay clients, broad based philanthropic support, and the Lena Pope Foundation.
- Lena Pope anounced an expansion of Chapel Hill Academy to include 6th ,7th and 8th grades.
- Ashley Lind, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
- Shnease Webb, Chief Operating Officer
- Todd Tudor, Director of Finance
- Sonya Mosley, Director of School and Community Based Services
- Katherine Lewis, Director of Marty Leonard Community Chapel
- Jennifer Carpenter, Director of Lena Pope Early Learning Center – Sanguinet
- Victoria Sendejo, Associate Superintendent, Chapel Hill Academy
- Stacey Lewis, Director of Counseling Services