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Children’s Palace Update


We recently enjoyed two special ribbon cuttings and dedications for the Children’s Palace. The first was held specifically for the families residing at the Hope Center and included a private ceremony, tour, homemade treats and many opportunities to explore and play. It was such a delight to see the laughter and joy that illuminated each…read the rest

Open House THANK-YOU!


Thanks to all those who joined us for our January open house! If you missed the opportunity to see the Children’s Palace and would like to schedule a tour, contact us at or 785-730-8802.  

Children’s Palace Update – December 2016


The playgrounds are built and we are nearing the finish line for Palace opening! Please continue to join us in prayer for God’s timing and all last minute pieces to come together. Stay tuned for information about a ribbon cutting and open house in the near future. We’d love you to join us in celebrating…read the rest

With Grateful Hearts ….

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV What an exciting week! Thank you for helping us to begin to break the cycle of poverty and care for children who are homeless in a whole, new…read the rest

Children’s Palace Update – November 2016


The opening date for the Palace remains to be determined based on exterior construction completion and necessary licensing. However, we will be hosting a ribbon cutting and open house prior to opening so that you can tour the Palace and celebrate the Lord’s goodness with us! Stay tuned for more details, including date and time.…read the rest

Big Community Playground Build


BIG COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND BUILD The Big Playground Build has been rescheduled for next week October 24th-29th! We need 20 volunteers Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon shifts. Also, we still need a few volunteers Thursday, October 27th – Saturday, October 29th. Below are the shifts that are available. To sign up call 357-4285 or email…read the rest

Topeka Rescue Mission Children’s Palace: THE BIG PICTURE


You’ve been hearing for many months about the Children’s Palace and the construction progress that has been taking place. Perhaps the question has crossed your mind: Why does a homeless shelter feel like they need to build such an elaborate place? It is our hope that through this publication, not only will that question be…read the rest



Children’s Palace Update We were disappointed at the need to postpone last month’s playground build due to material production delays. However, we know that God is able to turn all things around for His glory and we believe that is what He is doing! Plans are still underway to complete exterior construction as soon as…read the rest

Children’s Palace Update and Invitation

We are thrilled with the momentum that is building as we near the finish line for Children’s Palace construction! Our last major project is to build playgrounds for the children we will serve … AND WE INVITE YOU TO HELP! Construction will take place September 6-10th. This week-long build is really a way for us…read the rest



Three years ago, the Mission developed NET Reach, a ministry division which aids in efforts to empower and transform communities while preventing homelessness. Our first initiative began in the Highland Crest community of Topeka and has since grown to include a number of programs for children and adults through Hi-Crest NET. The Oakland Christian Church…read the rest

CHILDREN’S PALACE: Update and Invitation


Though opening day has not yet been confirmed, we are closer than ever to opening the doors of the Palace! The overall vision of the Children’s Palace is to provide a safe, educational atmosphere for children under the age of six to receive care and love while residing at the Topeka Rescue Mission. We believe…read the rest

Children’s Palace Update – June 2016

If you have driven by or visited the Palace for a tour lately, you’ll notice that some exciting changes are taking place outside! We are in the final stretch of construction as we finalize playgrounds, fencing, landscaping and other exterior work. The main areas of support needed at this time are for prayer (that all…read the rest

Children’s Palace Update

CP 2016

It’s been a few months since we’ve given an update on our Children’s Palace progress. We are happy to say that construction is about 95% complete with only outdoor work remaining. Once the weather allows for these projects to be completed and we have the necessary operating funds in hand, we will begin the interviewing…read the rest

Expansion Update – Nearing the Finish Line

Expansion Picture

Each day the Children’s Palace is looking more and more like the palace it will be! We remain on track to have construction completed THIS YEAR and will be eagerly finalizing the interior during the first few months of 2016. We are grateful for the continued support coming in for this exciting endeavor and invite…read the rest

Expansion Praise

Expansion 2

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

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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