Founded in 1991, Sheffield Place is a treatment and supportive housing program that focuses exclusively on homeless and deeply traumatized single mothers with children. These mothers with multiple barriers to success, including addiction and mental health issues.
Sheffield Place delviers all services on-site, where these families live, thus making care accessible.
The mission of Sheffield Place is “to empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and become self-sufficienct.”
Sheffield Place provides treatment services and supportive housing to homeless mothers and their children. The mothers at Sheffield Place demonstrate the pervasive, negative effects of severe trauma. Like their mothers, the children bear deep emotional and often physical scars caused by exposure to pervasive alcohol and drug abuse; domestic violence; sexual, physical, emotional, verbal abuse; physical and emotional neglect; neighborhood violence; and the trauma of homelessness itself.
In 2021, 90% of the mothers had mental health issues; 88% had addiction issues; 84% experienced domestic violence; 25% grew up in foster care or were runaways; 23% had at least one felony conviction; and 60% had no diploma or GED.
Treatment services provided include individual therapy, therapy and educational groups, case management, employment assistance, substance abuse counseling-case management, recovery support, relapse prevention and housing.
The overall goal is healthy, self-sufficient families who contribute to the community.
Program outcomes for all of our families demonstrated by:
• Improved health to be clean and sober, therefore improving family functioning
• Acquiring permanent housing
• Increased income
Families may continue to receive services after they transition to permanent housing through Sheffield's Aftercare-Outpatient programming. For those families outcomes are remaining clean and sober; maintining housing; maintaining or increase their income.
A family may stay in Aftercare services as long as they wish at no cost to the family.
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