1953

The Topeka Rescue Mission began its work in 1953 as a small room which provided shelter and food for homeless men.


1959

In 1959 a small storefront building was acquired which housed approximately 20-30 homeless men every night.


1991

In 1991, a new building was built to house over 100 homeless men, women and families.


2000

In 2000, an additional new shelter was built to house over 100 additional homeless women and families.


2004

In 2004, a Distribution Center was opened which allowed the Mission to expand their outreach to meeting the needs of the poor in the community.


2011

In 2011, Operation Street Reach was created to reach out to unsheltered homeless individuals not currently receiving Mission services.


2013

In 2013, a sister organization “NET Reach” was created by the Mission to further expand services into areas of the community experiencing homelessness, hunger, poverty and crime.


2017

The “Children’s Palace” which opened in 2017 provides education and care to children aged zero to five.

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Contacts

Topeka Rescue Mission
785-354-1744
trm@trmonline.org

Facilities: 354-1744
Hope Center x309
Men’s Shelter x301
Distribution Center 357-4285
Thrift Store 235-9094
TRM Boutique on the Blvd 478-5744

Programs: 354-1744
Dining Services x322
Food Distribution x366
Education & Mentoring x338
Volunteer Services x393

Community:
NET Reach 785-783-2535 x106
Operation Street Reach 785-230-8237

Donations:
Monetary: 785-354-1744 x316
Material: 785-357-4285
Food: 785-357-4285

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