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Founded by Pillars of the Community


renDr. Pope was born and raised in South Pittsburg, Tennessee in a household of 10 children; there were 2 brothers and 2 sisters and five 1st cousins all raised together, which may have contributed to his “love of children and helping those in need”. He left McReynolds High School in 1956 to join the Air Force. He later completed high school in Denver and began higher education at Pueblo Colorado, in 1960, transferring to Gonzaga University in 1962 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and played basketball.

His desire to help and serve people landed him in West Africa in the Peace Corps until 1969, where he met his soon to become wife Jo. He finished his degree as a Doctor of Medicine in 1974 at the University of Washington. Together they moved to Chehalis in 1979 and opened Chehalis Children’s Clinic. They have served the children and families of Lewis and surrounding counties in some capacity ever since. They have three children: 2 sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Isaac enjoys family, bowling, and cooking.

Dr. Pope founded Pope’s Kids Place in 1995 with the help of his wife Jo. In 1998 they opened a two room pediatric clinic and a two bedroom respite center. During his tenure Dr. Pope has received 14 service awards at state, local and national levels including the coveted Jefferson Award for his treatment and contribution to the betterment of the medical community and his work with children with special needs.

Pope’s Place Community Support

Partnerships allow us to closely work with other entities for collaboration to coordinate and assess individualized care plans for our families. Medical resources, education and childrens’ services are among the many who provide valuable support for our programs.

Our community partnership support enables us to continue our mission. We continue to grow our communication efforts as we reach out to our valuable community partners. From advocacy in government, to community non-profits and local businesses, we work together to build our program to meet the needs of our organization and our families.



During the annual Fraternal Order of Eagles convention in Yakima, Pope’s Place received a $5000 donation. The Eagles have supported Pope’s Place for many years. The Eagles House Pediatrics Group Home was originally built with their support, and we are so grateful for another donation!

Best Of Lewis County

Pope’s Place is the Best of Lewis County!


Pope’s Place was recently voted by the community as Best Non-Profit of Lewis County, 2019. We want to thank our incredible community for voting for us and for this award. We are so grateful for our community and the families in it that we serve. Thank you from all of us at Pope’s Place!

Thank You To Twin Star

Special Thank You to Twin Star Credit Union


We are pleased to announce that we received a generous donation in the amount of $2,500 from Twin Star Credit Union.  This funding will be used to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to transport children in the respite and young adult center to local events, activities and medical appointments.

“The local support by Twin Star Credit Union is greatly appreciated.  They are a community-minded organization and these funds will be used to help support individual growth for our disabled children,”

Pope’s Receives Donation From Elks

Special Thank You to the Kelso-Longview Elks!

On Thursday, February 8, the Kelso- Longview Elks delivered many needed supplies to our children in our Eagle House Children’s Group Home. We are so appreciative of our awesome community and partners!

Lower Columbia College Donation

Thank You to Lower Columbia College!

A special thank you goes out to Lower Columbia College! They held a contest to see who could raise more wipes for us, and this lovely group of nursing students won! Thank you for your donation and your support of Pope’s Kids Place!

Toy Drive

Annual Toy Drive is a Success


Phantom Tattoo in Centralia has been running an annual toy drive for years now. We are always so grateful for their donation of time and energy for our kids. Thank you Phantom Tattoo!

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