Operation Street Reach
Operation Street Reach has seen the number of persons who are living unsheltered and homeless nearly double since this time last year. Currently, over 60 individuals are homeless and living in the streets, woods and abandoned properties of Topeka. We are doing our best to reach these individuals in attempts to offer services, support and hope. Above, Officer M. Cruse of the Topeka Police Department, offers meals to a 71 year-old homeless gentleman. Below left, Justyn Hosman, OSR Director, speaks with the same gentleman after the team helped him move his mattress into the shade on a day when temperatures hit a high of 107 degrees in Topeka. Below right, the team offers water and encouragement to another gentleman under a bridge.