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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

Since 1916, Spofford has been a leading provider of prevention and therapeutic treatment services with children ages 4-12 suffering the effects of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and mental health disorders. 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 new 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

2nd Annual Trivia Night

Gather a team and join us for a Trivia Blast at our newest fundraising event in June of 2015. More details coming.

15th Annual Butterfly Gala

Join us on Saturday, October 18th for the 2014 Butterfly Gala & Auction and YOU can help HOPE Takes Flight!


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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