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

Make a Donation Volunteer In Darkness a Light Still Shines - Book Release

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A young man planned on giving his friend a ride home from work on a cold December evening but was unable to enter the parking lot. It was a crime scene. He could not reach his friend by cell phone and was worried about his safety. Later he found that the friend was safe but…read the rest

NET REACH: Addressing the Continued Increase in Homelessness, Poverty and Hunger

Hi-Crest camp youth delivering cookies to Hi-Crest residents

As the Mission continues to expand, we are recognizing the need to reach out to some of our neediest neighborhoods.  The purpose is to bring about increased quality of life, as well as homeless, poverty and hunger prevention.  In a partnership with Topeka Public Schools and Community Resources Council, the Topeka Rescue Mission has created…read the rest

Welcome, New Deputy Director

Deputy Director - Frank Henderson, Jr.

As Mission endeavors continue to expand to meet ever-increasing needs, we are excited to welcome aboard our new Deputy Director, Frank S. Henderson, Jr. Frank comes to us with 29 years of experience with the State of Kansas in varying social service and criminal justice capacities. This includes service as Chairman of the Kansas Parole…read the rest

A Father’s Story – Pressing Fearlessly Onward

Jose' and his son

Jose’ is one of the many fathers who have passed through the doors of the Mission and gone above and beyond to provide for his family. After experiencing devastation in their life, he, his wife and their five children came to the Mission for support. Without hesitation, Jose’ began his search for work. He found…read the rest

The TRM Thrift Store

Thrift Store Children's Area

The Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM) Thrift Store, located at 1312 N Kansas Avenue, is now open Tuesday through Saturday 10AM – 5PM. Our Director of Distribution Services and Volunteers, Kay Ireland, oversees the store with the help of Anne (manager), Lola (sales associate), Jerry (customer associate), Lori (clothing associate), SIT staff (Chris and Jerry) and…read the rest