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Topeka Rescue Mission


Rescue Run – Register Now


The 10th Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run will take place on Saturday night, November 28th in Downtown Topeka. Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive glow items in your packet and you’re encouraged to wear numerous lights and holiday costumes. Bring more of your own lights and “light up the night!”  So,…read the rest

KIDZ KORNER – November 2015

“Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.”   – Psalm 95:2-3 Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all of the many things that you have in life to be grateful for. This is a time…read the rest

Save the Date: 10th Annual Rescue Run

Saturday, November 28th (Downtown Topeka) with proceeds benefiting the Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries. Register online at: The Run Committee is seeking a Volunteer Chairperson and a Registration Chairperson for the event; volunteers will also be needed on the course and with pre/post setup and registration. Can you help? Please email or call 354-1744×393…read the rest

KID’Z KORNER – July 2015

KIDZ Korner Israel

Book N’ It is a special program for the kids of the Highland Crest Neighborhood in Topeka. Every Monday through Friday in June and July kids come to the former Avondale East Elementary School for free lunch and a fun time of reading and sharing together. Most importantly though, they learn how loved they are…read the rest

Current Happenings

BOOK N’ IT A free lunch and summer reading program for children of the Hi-Crest community that takes place Monday through Friday, 12-1p until the end of July. Contact our Volunteer Department at 785-354-1744-x393 if you are interested in getting involved! WAREHOUSE SALE Our next Warehouse Sale is July 9th and 10th from 7am-3pm (206…read the rest

Topeka Gives – Showering Support for Local Non-Profits

Topeka Gives

On June 2nd, inside Fairlawn Mall, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM you are invited to come join in this exciting event celebrating charitable giving in the Topeka Community. Join in the fun by visiting each of the over 130+ organizations booths to learn about those nonprofit organizations that support our community and stop by to…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

Current Happenings

Check out these exciting ways you can support the Topeka Rescue Mission community! Farmer’s Market A new farmer’s market is taking place at the Avondale East NET Center (455 SE Golf Park Blvd) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4-6p (May-Sept). Join us in supporting this neighborhood as it continues to…read the rest

Moms Helping Moms


Mother’s Day Edition The Topeka Rescue Mission’s Hope Center for Women and Families has been providing shelter, love and support to countless women and children for the past fifteen years. Currently, the shelter is run under the supervision of three very special women. Day in and day out they tirelessly give of themselves to help…read the rest

Congratulations Graduates

It is with great pleasure that we recognize the following four graduates for the completion of a year’s worth of intense study and training through the Mission’s Servants In Training (SIT) Program. Join us in celebrating their huge accomplishments and praying for them in the years ahead! CRAIG COWEN After struggling with alcoholism and losing…read the rest


Topeka Rescue Mission March 2015 Monthly Report

Recently a boy in our community showed everyone that no matter your age, you can always make a difference in the lives of others.  Isaiah Sachs was deeply disturbed when he learned about homelessness at school.  Isaiah was in kindergarten at the time and he decided that something needed to be done.  He started collecting…read the rest

How We Loved in 2014

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Each person who walks through the doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission comes with a unique story, different sets of needs, and a special life that God values. Regardless of their circumstances, we strive to make every one of our guests feel valued and loved  through the multitude of services provided. Whether providing a warm…read the rest

TRM 2014 Annual Report

Topeka Rescue Mission 2014 Annual Report Click on the link above to view statistics for 2014 for service categories.

Thanks for a Memorable Christmas


            Dear Friends, Thank you for all you’ve done to make the season special for the Mission and the guests we serve. Christmas is always one of the most exciting times at the Mission and this past year was no exception! The continual outpouring of love and generosity displayed by…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

Educational Credit Union – Another Way to Give!


The Educational Credit Union (ECU) has recently established a new way for the community to show their support for the Mission. A Visa Debit/ATM Card program has been established in which the Mission will receive $0.10 per transaction by ECU accountholders using the specially-designed card. For more information, contact any Education Credit Union branch or…read the rest

Letter from the Executive Director

On January 8th, 1964 the president of the United States, Lyndon Johnson, declared war on poverty. Nearly 51 years later and fifteen trillion dollars spent thus far, this longest war in American history rages on. This effort has clearly demonstrated that the power of government and mega dollars alone cannot win a war of this…read the rest

Rescue Run Thank-You

We at the Topeka Rescue Mission want to extend our most sincere thanks for all those who came out to support us at the 9th Annual Rescue Run! It is wonderful to see our community come together to benefit the Mission and show their support for what we do. For race results and additional photos…read the rest

Christmas is Coming


With your help, it is our goal to make the children and families who are struggling this Christmas feel special. Thank you so much for being a blessing in their lives. This year we hope to provide Christmas gifts and food baskets to a minimum of 3,500 individuals – including 2,250 children. The generosity of…read the rest

Rescue Run – November 29th


2014 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Educational Credit Union is definitely on for 2014! We invite you to come out on Saturday night, November 29th to participate in the ninth annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run. ALL Runners and Walkers will start together at 5:00 PM! With questions, please…read the rest

Welcoming a Child


We have shared many times about the uniqueness of people served through the Topeka Rescue Mission. Each one has a story and each one has a unique purpose for their lives. Often overlooked are the stories of the children who come through our doors and those who are in need within our community. Plans for…read the rest

Ninth Annual Rescue Run – November 29th

Rescue Run Participants

The 9th Annual Rescue Run is right around the corner!  Please join us on Saturday, November 29th at 5:00 PM.  The race course this year will be modified due to construction on Kansas Avenue but the start and finish lines will still be located near the Bank of America Tower.  Since you’ll be “leading” the…read the rest

Back to School Fair a HUGE Success


For the past 16 years, the Topeka Rescue Mission has hosted a Back-to-School Fair benefitting homeless children residing at the Mission, as well as families in need from the community. This year’s event took place on August 6th loaded with grade-appropriate school supplies. Children residing at the Mission also received new clothing and shoes with…read the rest

Rescue Run – Save the Date


2014 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Educational Credit Union is definitely on for 2014!  We invite you to come out on Saturday night, November 29th to participate in  the  ninth annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run.  ALL Runners and Walkers will start together at 5:00 PM! To register online…read the rest