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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission: To help create hope, happiness, and success for children and families.

Results: Lena Pope Home is dedicated to providing the highest quality services with the best results to children and families. Following are results from our current programs: Family Matters: -94% of families receiving family preservation services are still intact. -78% of families receiving counseling services achieved their personal goals (compared to the national average of 50%). -91% of individuals receiving counseling for substance abuse were drug free at discharge. -97% of youth in our First Offender Program did not commit another crime one year after graduating from the program. Chapel Hill Academy: -91% of students met or exceeded state reading standards, and 85% met or exceeded math standards. -Received Recognized Rating from the Texas Education Agency. JJAEP: -85% of JJAEP students achieved grade level promotion. -92% of JJAEP students did not commit another crime after leaving JJAEP.

Target demographics: Children and families in need of counseling and family support, quality educational opportunities, and a second chance to live responsible lives that are free of criminal justice involvement.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,200

Geographic areas served: Tarrant, Parker, and Hood Counties, Texas

Programs: Lena Pope Home is committed to creating a future of hope for all children and their families by offering preventative and rehabilitative services that strengthen and preserve family life as well as develop resilient children. Lena Pope Home's staff and Board of Directors believe in collaboration and putting the children first ---always. Once a Lena Pope Home Kid...always a Lena Pope Home Kid. Lena Pope Home’s current programs fall into three primary service areas: Family Matters Counseling, Tarrant County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP), and Chapel Hill Academy. Additionally, Lena Pope Home plans to open an Early Learning Center in Fall 2012. -The Family Matters Counseling Program provides high-quality, effective individual, group, and family counseling to residents of Tarrant County regardless of their ability to pay for it. Family Matters’ licensed counselors help clients reach their goals in order to preserve families and improve their functioning. Most importantly, Family Matters provides counseling to uninsured and low-income families who would otherwise not be able to afford counseling. -JJAEP is a collaborative of Lena Pope Home, Tarrant County Juvenile Justice, Fort Worth Independent School District and Santa Fe Youth Services which provides an unique educational alternative for at-risk youth. JJAEP provides a positive academic environment with a curriculum aimed at promoting grade level performance where students can excel and build fundamental skills to be successful when they return to their home campuses. JJAEP has been extremely successful in rehabilitating troubled youth: 85% of students achieved grade level promotion through JJAEP and 92% of students have not committed another crime. -Chapel Hill Academy is Lena Pope Home’s open-enrollment public charter school for Pre-K through fifth grade. Chapel Hill Academy encourages all students to be university-bound with programming that brings in parents and community members. The Academy is unique because it teaches low-income students, who otherwise might not be expected to pursue higher education, to dream about college. Chapel Hill Academy also connects families and children with life and behavioral support services through Lena Pope Home’s other programs. In its first and most recent assessment, Chapel Hill Academy received a Recognized academic rating from the Texas Education Association. -The Early Learning Center, which will open in Fall 2012, will be the first child care center in our target geographic area to be accredited and also accept Child Care Subsidies as payment. This addition will provide low-income families with affordable, quality child care that will prepare their young children to have academic success in Kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond. This early learning can empower these kids to have life success through higher lifetime educational attainment and greater lifetime incomes.

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I have worked for three nonprofits in my career and donated to hundreds. I am incredibly impressed by the relentless focus on the mission of Lena Pope - to help create hope, happiness, and success for children and their families. For over 86 years, that has been the heart and soul of this nonprofit and I'm privileged to serve as their CEO.