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Topeka Rescue Mission


Expansion Praise

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Last month we announced that we were in need of approximately $1 million to complete construction and furnish the interior of the building as well as complete the outdoor play yards. We are thrilled to announce that 100% of construction related funds have been either received or pledged! Words cannot express the gratitude we have…read the rest

Expansion Update: October 2015


Each month we become more and more excited as expansion plans for the Children’s Palace continue to unfold! The walls are now up on the inside giving a great glimpse into classroom sizes and what the space will really look like. Each day this project is looking more like a palace and we are so…read the rest

Expansion Update – September 2015


Curious as to how the construction for the Children’s Palace is coming along? These pictures are a snapshot but don’t quite do justice to all that is beginning to unfold. When you’re in North Topeka, feel free to take a drive past the site and see with your own eyes just how quickly this vision…read the rest

Expansion Update – July 2015

CP-Building gutted

Regardless of the high amounts of rain that has fallen in recent months, the Children’s Palace construction remains well underway! Renovations have begun on the existing building and the foundation has been laid for the building addition. God is continuing to bless the efforts in place and we are amazed at how quickly all things…read the rest


May 8th was an exciting and memorable morning as we commemorated the groundbreaking of the Children’s Palace. Numerous supporters attended the event which was led by Deputy Director, Frank Henderson, Jr. Other speakers included Hal Smith (Board President), Barry Feaker (Executive Director), Jessica S Hosman (Director of Children’s Ministries) and Mayor Larry Wolgast. A special…read the rest

Hope for Tomorrow – Expansion Update

We are excited to announce that a ground breaking ceremony will be held at the site of the forthcoming Children’s Palace on FRIDAY, MAY 8TH at 10am (400 NW Curtis St). Feel free to join us as we celebrate this new venture and all that God is doing to bring the vision to pass! Have…read the rest

Hope for Tomorrow: Expansion Update

Spring is here and we are excited about our construction plans! In the near future a ground-breaking ceremony will be held at the site of what will become the Children’s Palace (400 NW Curtis). Stay tuned to local media for the date/time. Children’s Palace (Pre-K): $2,557,258 raised/$542,742 needed New Life Center: $5.5 million Empowerment and…read the rest

Hope For Tomorrow: Expansion Update

As the year progresses, so do our plans for expansion! Thus far everything appears to be in place for the groundbreaking of the Children’s Palace to take place early Spring.  Interior demolition of the existing building has already begun and will continue to progress in the months ahead.  We are excited about how plans are…read the rest

Hope for the Future


As we move into a new year, we look forward with great anticipation at the plans that are continually unfolding before us. Construction documents for the Children’s Palace are in progress and we look forward to breaking ground this Spring. We are eager to open this new facility that will be able to daily provide…read the rest

“Hope for Tomorrow” – Expansion Update

Children's Palace

Thank you for your ongoing support of the building expansion efforts! Because of your generosity, $3,431,745 in cash pledges has been received! PHASE 1 Children’s Palace and Youth Center (Pre-K) update: Construction plans are continuing to progress with projected groundbreaking in Spring 2015. PHASE 2 New Life Center update: Site preparation is occurring with construction…read the rest

Hope for Tomorrow – Expansion Update

Hope Center Guest

At the time of this writing, approximately 33% of needed funds have been received for our “Hope for Tomorrow” expansion efforts. While this is a huge blessing, we are still in need of approximately $4,600,000 to complete construction endeavors for Phases I and II. Phase I – Children’s Palace and Youth Center (Pre-K): Construction documents…read the rest

Hope for Tomorrow


Expansion Update Thank you for your ongoing support of the building expansion efforts!  Because of your generosity, 28 ¼ % of the total funds have been received. Since the last report, the Mission, as part of Phase 1, has acquired the property at 400 Curtis St  that will be used for the pre-K Children’s Palace! …read the rest

Hope for Tomorrow – Expansion Campaign

Expansion Phase 1 – Children’s Palace (Pre-Kindergarten) The first phase of the Topeka Rescue Mission Building Expansion is progressing!   Later this summer, once the acquisition of the property is finalized at 400 NW Curtis, just west of the Mission’s Hope Center, site work will be underway.   It is an exciting venture that will benefit the…read the rest

Hope for Today — Hope for Tomorrow

Barry Feaker presenting at TRM Open House

General Operating Campaign – “Hope for Today” Want to help those who are homeless today? Consider pledging one dollar a day or more to help homeless men, women and children. It takes only one dollar per day to provide shelter and food to one homeless guest. Your gift will make a tremendous impact in helping…read the rest

Expansion Update

Phase 1 – “Children’s Palace and Youth Center (Pre-K)” The Children’s Palace will serve as a daytime care facility for children aged 0-3 and preschool for children aged 3-5 residing at the Topeka Rescue Mission. The purpose of the center is to provide a safe, educational and Christ-centered atmosphere for children while their parents are…read the rest

Expansion Open House – June 6th

In Conjunction with NOTO’s First Friday! Join us at The Great Overland Station (701 N Kansas Avenue) from 4 to 7 PM, to see additional drawings and hear more details about Topeka Rescue Mission expansion endeavors.         “Working in partnership with the Topeka Rescue Mission has been significant since the day John…read the rest

Hope for Today — Hope for Tomorrow

Building Campaign – Hope for Tomorrow Could you spare one dollar a day to help someone who is homeless? If so, you can make a life-saving impact on one of nearly 2,800 people who will annually find themselves homeless in Topeka. Just one dollar per day for two years will provide one-fifth of the total…read the rest

Children’s Palace and Youth Center

For most of the children who reside at the Topeka Rescue Mission, the idea of ever visiting a palace is nothing but a fanciful dream. Often they have lost everything and frequently fail to receive the love and support they so long for and deserve. We recognize that these children are treasures birthed and purposed…read the rest

New Life Center for Men, Women and Children

On a typical day, the Mission’s shelters are booming with guests and lots of activity. Each person residing has their own unique story to tell, but all can say the same thing: I am homeless for tonight and need someone to help. Every evening, the old neon cross is lit up atop the Main Mission…read the rest

Other Expansion Plans

Additional expansion plans include the development of an expanded afterschool and summer program for school-aged children, an educational center for adults and an expanded kitchen and dining area. To see additional drawings, have the opportunity to ask questions and hear more about these exciting endeavors, please join us for our open house on June 6th!

Open House Scheduled June 6th

You are invited to join us as we officially unveil the expansion plan details! Friday, June 6th, 4-7PM The Great Overland Station (701 N Kansas Ave) This open house will feature displays for each expansion area with representatives to provide more details and answer questions. Expansion areas include: New shelter facility, children’s center, expanded kitchen…read the rest

Expansion Planning

Our March newsletter included a snapshot into current expansion initiatives. To donate specifically to our expansion fund, please make checks payable to “Topeka Rescue Mission” and include “Expansion” in the memo line. Credit card donations are also accepted online or by calling our Business Office at 785-354-1744-x316. A formal open house will be scheduled…read the rest

Expansion Snapshot

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Two years ago, we thought we had the expansion plan for the Topeka Rescue Mission figured out. We made the necessary announcements and began forging ahead. Yet in doing so, we continued to seek the Lord for guidance and found that revisions from the original plan were necessary. While our initial plan was good, what…read the rest

2013 Summarized in One Word: Stretched

Indeed 2013 was a year of STRETCHING for the Topeka Rescue Mission in many ways. Not only did the number of individuals coming to us in need continue to climb, along with the increased need came an emotional and spiritual stretching that was necessary to successfully embrace the needs before us. Directional stretching also came…read the rest