Faith with its Sleeves Rolled Up
Faith with its Sleeves Rolled Up

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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

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Rescue Run


2016 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Today’s Dentistry The 11th Annual Rescue Run is just a month away! JOIN US SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH FOR A 5K RUN – 1.5 MILE WALK. Since you’ll be leading the parade, you’ll receive glow items in your packet and you’re encouraged to wear numerous…read the rest

What Does It Take for Transformation

The ministry of the Topeka Rescue Mission has, for decades, been there for tens of thousands of people who, for a time in their life, had nowhere to turn. This month’s report examines two questions: 1. What is the Topeka Rescue Mission today compared to when it first began? 2. Why has the Mission gone…read the rest

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Rescue Run

2016 Miracle on Kansas Ave. Rescue Run brought to you by Today’s Dentistry 5K Run – 1.5 Mile Walk Saturday, November 26th Registration and more information available at

THANK YOU! Back to School Distribution

We are grateful for the outpouring of support given which made the Annual Back-to-School Distribution a success! Hundreds of backpacks were distributed, representing children who have now entered the school year filled with greater confidence and needed supplies.  

Back to School


It’s time to prepare for back to school and that means the annual Topeka Rescue Mission Back to School Distribution. Backpacks, colored pencils, pencil boxes, composition books are just a few of the items children will need this year. The average cost to purchase the school supplies needed for just one child is about $100.…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

In Darkness a Light Still Shines….for Kids – Sneak Peek


Copies of “In Darkness, a Light Still Shines … for Kids!” are available for purchase at the Mission’s Thrift Store (1312 N Kansas Avenue), LifeWay Christian Bookstore (Topeka), Barnes and Noble (Topeka), Straight Water (1023 SW Gage), and  Proceeds support the Topeka Rescue Mission Children’s Palace. CHAPTER FOUR: “The Beginnings of Rescue” But…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

SUMMER HAPPENINGS within Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries


To get involved or learn more about any of these events, please contact our volunteer department at 785-354-1744-x393 email or sign-up online at Dare to Grow Summer Program: Hi-Crest NET Reach and Doxazo will be working together this June and July to reach children aged 0-18 living in the Hi-Crest community. Monday through…read the rest

Remembering Mom: Mother’s Day Edition

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              She stood at the door of the Mission, her five children in tow, Their future now uncertain, what would happen next she did not know. Reflecting back over these painful years, her heart broken from years of abuse, The love of her life, once gentle and kind now…read the rest

Take a Tour of the Palace

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Interested in receiving a look inside the Palace prior to opening? We’d love to show you around! Tours take place Wednesdays from 9-10:30a and 1-2:30p. All tours must be scheduled in advance by calling Jessica Hosman at 785-354-1744-x325 or If you are not available during regularly scheduled times, let us know and we’ll do…read the rest

Sneak Peak Two: In Darkness A Light Still Shines for Kids

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Thank You for Keeping Me” …If you owe someone honor, honor that person. – Romans 13:7 (GW) Barry was at a high school one day talking to students about the Mission. As he spoke, he couldn’t help but notice a boy who appeared to be in tears. While nothing Barry was saying was actually sad,…read the rest



Dear Friends I write this month to express my gratitude and share some thoughts about my past 30 years at the Topeka Rescue Mission. April 21, 1986 was the beginning of this most incredible journey traveling from fear to faith. I also write this from the perspective that I have now spent over half of…read the rest

SNEAK PEEK INTO: “In Darkness a Light Still Shines….for Kids”

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We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into some of the contents found in “In Darkness, a Light Still Shines … for Kids!” The intent behind this publication is to bring hope into the life of your family and help your children deal with challenging circumstances they may encounter in their young lives. It can…read the rest

What Is GOD Up To? Part Three


Each year as we reach out to those in front of us with the love of Christ, it seems as though more and more new faces cross our path every day. We always look forward to seeing the factual numbers before us which represent each one of those faces and lives touched. We don’t view…read the rest

Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries – 2015 Annual Report

TRM 2015 Annual Report

New Year – New Logo

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Since its inception 64 years ago, Topeka Rescue Mission has gone from simply sheltering the homeless and feeding the hungry to a becoming a group of ministries helping people in a variety of ways.  Some of these new ministries involve educational training, outreach to the unsheltered homeless, engaging with neighborhoods for empowerment and transformation, and…read the rest

What’s GOD Up To – Part Two

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DID YOU KNOW that in 1953, the Topeka Rescue Mission was nothing more than a small storefront dining facility that offered donuts and coffee to 15-20 homeless men? (That’s hard to envision when we look at our current operations which serve hundreds, and sometimes over a thousand, full meals per day!) A turning point came…read the rest

Dillions Community Rewards

Dillons Community Rewards is giving to local organizations and you can help!!! If you registered your rewards card last year for Topeka Rescue Mission to receive these community rewards, we thank you.   If you could take a few moments and re-register your rewards card for this year (2016) we would greatly appreciate it.  To learn…read the rest

What is GOD up to?


Part One: 2015 at a Glance A new year is upon us and once again we look back in amazement at all God has done over the past twelve months. Not only has He continued to supply for every need, He has also expanded the borders of our ministry to further reach those who are…read the rest

From the Desk of Barry Feaker

Words cannot express the continued gratitude we hold in our hearts for the many ways in which you made this past Christmas another memorable one. Each year we begin the Christmas season with hearts filled with joy and excitement as we anticipate the outpouring of love that will be given to so many individuals and…read the rest

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