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

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

Topeka Rescue Mission
Topeka Rescue Mission

Back to School Supplies Needed

The Annual Back to School Fair is scheduled this year for August 8th – 11th.  During the school fair we reach out to those in the community to provide school supplies and every effort is made to give each child one new outfit and a pair of shoes to start the school year.  Your support…read the rest

How We Got Here

I heard the following story in 1986 while attending my first Director’s Meeting through the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM). The current president relayed it to us in attempts to share the foundation of the AGRM and who the man was that was responsible for the shelter ministry consisting currently of near 300 Rescue…read the rest

Soldiers of Compassion – Walking into the Trenches of Despair

While visiting with one of our elected officials, I was recently asked the question, “With all of the people you are seeing who are coming to the Topeka Rescue Mission as well as those you are finding who are un-sheltered and living outdoors, are you surprised?” Honestly, I was more surprised that he actually asked…read the rest

Motivated by Love…A Mother’s Journey

Jennifer showed up at the Topeka Rescue Mission’s Hope Center late one Friday evening. She was accompanied by her two young sons and was pregnant with her third. More than hopelessness and despair, this young mother was filled with anger. She was appalled at the idea of staying at a homeless shelter and resented the…read the rest

Is there really hope?


When going through difficult times, we often hear the familiar words – there’s always hope. When we look at the lives of those suffering around us, do we believe it? Is there really hope in the situations that seem impossible? In the lives that seem so lost? For me, it was a man named Johnny…read the rest