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Welcoming a Child

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Thanks for a GREAT Christmas

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Thank you once again for helping our Christmas season to be a blessing to numerous individuals in our community! One of the things that continually challenges me is the reality of suffering and despair that surrounds so many in our community. Regardless of it comes from an illness in the family, a lack of heat…read the rest


Ministry Spotlight: Servants In Training

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SIT Class The concept of Servants in Training (S.I.T.) began in 1986 through a program called the “New Life Program.” Over time, it has been redesigned to meet the unfolding needs and understanding of how to empower and transform the lives of people who are homeless. In 2005, it transitioned into a long-term one year…read the rest


Rescue Run

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Thank you for your participation and support! Thank you so very much to each of you who participated in the 8th Annual Rescue Run which directly benefitted the Mission! It’s always a joy to see the community come together for such a memorable event and show their support! For race results and additional photos from…read the rest


Unique Gift Ideas: A Donation, A Gift, A Book

A Donation: Give a gift of a donation to the Topeka Rescue Mission in someone else’s name. They will receive a lovely gift card that they can hang on their tree and you will be assisting those in need that come through the doors of The Topeka Rescue Mission. Mail your gift and request to…read the rest


Ministry Spotlight: The Christmas Project

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For the past sixty years, the Mission has always tried to do something extra special around Christmastime to make the season a little brighter for individuals in need. While this started out as just a simple meal it has since transformed into what has become one of the largest gift distributions in our community. Countless…read the rest


Rescue Run November 30th

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Registration Costs: Adults: $25 until November 14 $30 until November 28 (Late registrants not guaranteed t-shirts) $35 on Race Day (Late registrants not guaranteed t-shirts) § Youth (aged 16-19): $20 § Youth (aged 11-15): $15 § Youth (aged 10 and under): $10 § Armed Forces Members Only – Active or retired, may take a $5…read the rest


Ministry Spotlight: Operation Street Reach

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Operation Street Reach (OSR) is an outreach ministry of the Topeka Rescue Mission. It was created in 2011 to meet a growing need within the community to reach individuals who are unsheltered and homeless. Though the Mission shelters over 2,000 individuals annually, there are still a number of people who are homeless but will not…read the rest


Ministry of the Month: Distribution Center

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Everyone knows that the Mission provides shelter to homeless guests but many are extremely surprised when they take a tour of our facilities and visit our Distribution Center (DC) for the first time. Occupying a large warehouse at 401 NW Norris, the DC houses a number of ministries which provide support to individuals and families…read the rest


Expansion Update from Executive Director Barry Feaker

Dear Friends, I am certain that many of you have been wondering about where things are in regards to expanding our shelter capacity here at the Topeka Rescue Mission. In February 2012 we announced the Mission was going to undertake a plan to expand beds to the homeless due to the fact that we had…read the rest


Ministry of the Month: Topeka Rescue Mission Kitchen

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What began as a small storefront serving only 20 individuals a day in 1959 has rapidly grown into an expansive hunger relief program that has occasionally served over 1,000 on any given day! Director of Food Services, Mike Shinkle, who has been with the Mission for 12 years, says he is amazed by the power…read the rest