Sheffield Place opened its doors in February 1991 as a community response to the growing population of homeless mothers and their children in the Kansas City area. Since then, Sheffield Place has assisted more than 750 families in making the difficult journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The results speak for themselves. Sixty-four percent of the program’s graduates achieved success in 2013. Success is defined as achieving greater self-determination, increasing education and employment skills, obtaining and retaining permanent housing, and overcoming the impact of trauma.
Sheffield Place is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award presented by Support KC. The award recognizes excellence in financial management and governance practices.