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Topeka Rescue Mission



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

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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

Where God Guides, HE Provides; Where He Leads, HE Supplies


Over the past 61 years, the needs of the Topeka Rescue Mission have been continually met because God has touched peoples’ hearts, and they have listened –people saying “yes” to God’s leading and partnering with Him. The Mission has been awed and amazed with gifts of all types and amounts over the years . These…read the rest

Operation Safe TraX


Guests and visitors of the Topeka Rescue Mission, the Great Overland Station, and the NOTO Arts District attended the kickoff celebration and announcement of Operation Safe TRAX on July 1st at the Great Overland Station. Operation Safe TRAX is a railroad safety initiative started by the Topeka Rescue Mission with the award of an educational…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

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

Topeka Gives – Save the Date

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Contribute to your favorite charity! Inside Fairlawn Mall June 3, 2014 7: 00 AM to 6:00 PM Visit the event facebook page.

Bringing Hope and Help to Homeless Moms and Their Children


When Isaiah came to the Topeka Rescue Mission at the age of five, he had one possession he knew he could cling to – his mom. Though the surroundings were new and the routine different, he knew as long as Mom was by his side, everything would be okay. For most of the 300-400 children…read the rest

Correction to Published Annual Report

Please note that in 2013, we served 275,157 MEALS from our kitchen, distributed FOOD BASKETS that supplemented 115,936* MEALS, and supplied food to partner agencies which supplemented an ADDITIONAL 147,203 MEALS to hungry individuals throughout Topeka, resulting in 538,296* TOTAL MEALS. If food needed to be purchased, the estimated cost would have been $3.00 per…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

How You Helped in 2013

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Many men, women and children came through the doors of the Topeka Rescue Mission in 2013. Each one carried with them a unique story that brought them to our doors. Whether it was through the provision of shelter, food, clothing or other support, we were grateful for the opportunity to meet their needs to the…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