Several of our staff members attended Off the Wall, a benefit for Sheffield Place, on October 15, 2015. The night was full of great food and silent and live auctions with local artists and live art. One of the local artists was our own Bradford Athey, who donated a framed colored pencil drawing. Skyler Phelps serves on the board and Ashley Schlicht serves on the committee. Through the support of sponsors, artists, attendees, and volunteers, the event raised more than $161,000 for the mission of healing and self-sufficiency for homeless children and families.
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. Empowering the families to heal from the severe, chronic, and continuous trauma they have experienced is the first step in the process of self-sufficiency.