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For Over 90 Years..

Spofford has maintained a responsive, consistent mission to meet the needs of Kansas City's emotionally troubled children.

Who We Are

Founded in 1916 as an orphanage, Spofford has evolved into a leading provider of preventative and therapeutic treatment services for children ages 4 to 12 who are suffering the effects of physical or sexual abuse, neglect or early onset mental illness. These are not problem children; rather, they are innocent victims who need our help. Our services include:





How You Can Help

Volunteer opportunities at Spofford range from one-time efforts to ongoing mentoring opportunities.

Your generous donations enable Spofford to respond to the needs of troubled children and families.

Through our partnership with Giving the Basics and their donations of necessary hygeine supplies, we are better able to care for and nurture our children. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Help raise awareness of child abuse prevention by participating in our metro-wide campaigns during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

3rd Annual Trivia Night
Spofford's annual Trivia Night will be held on June 25, 2015, at The Monarch Room. The event includes a dinner, drinks, entertainment, and...trivia!

16th Annual Butterfly Gala
Spofford's annual Butterfly Gala will be held on October 24, 2015, at the DoubeTree Hotel. The event includes a social hour, dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions.


Spofford is part of Cornerstones of Care, a partnership of agencies providing therapeutic treatment services for children and families.


Success at Spofford

Spofford House

By age 9, Sam had been in 26 different placements. Now, he and his dad work together fixing cars and on various carpentry projects.
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