Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc.
600 N Kansas Ave
Topeka KS 66608-1240

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (785) 354-1744
Fax 785- 354-8661
Mission Statement
Bringing help and hope through faith with its sleeves rolled up. TRM Values: Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself, Faith, Safety, Trustworthiness, Service, Servant Leadership, and Transformation.
CEO/Executive Director Mr Barry Feaker
Board Chair Rev. Hal Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation 1st Assemblies of God; retired, Research Information Services
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1954
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Text the word TRMgive to 77977.  Checks should be made payable to "Topeka Rescue Mission" and mailed to PO Box 8350, Topeka, KS 66608. Credit card donations can be made online or by calling 785-354-1744-x316. Donate online:
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Bringing help and hope through faith with its sleeves rolled up. TRM Values: Love God, Love your neighbor as yourself, Faith, Safety, Trustworthiness, Service, Servant Leadership, and Transformation.
Background Statement The Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM Ministries) began its work in 1953 as a small room which provided shelter and food for homeless men. In 1959 a small storefront building was acquired which housed approximately 20-30 homeless men every night. In 1991, a new building was built to house over 100 homeless men, women and families. In 2000, an additional new shelter was built to house over 100 additional homeless women and families. In 2004, a Distribution Center was opened which allowed TRM to expand their outreach to meeting the needs of the poor in the community. In 2011, Operation Street Reach was created to reach out to unsheltered homeless individuals not currently receiving TRM services. While helping people in poverty will always be a need, TRM questioned if prevention efforts could decrease the number of individuals in need of shelter? To investigate the possibility, TRM created three additional divisions - NET Reach (NET) to help empower and transform neighborhoods, Restore Hope to address the high rate of human trafficking and the Children’s Palace to provide early childhood development and education to homeless children. TRM believed the effort to understand the root causes of poverty and homelessness would help them to empower and transform individuals, families and communities.
Impact Statement
2018 Accomplishments:
  • Provided shelter to 2,021 unduplicated individuals including 1,101 men, 625 women, and 295 children.
  • Served 301,324 meals from the kitchen, distributed food baskets that supplemented 119,389 meals, and supplied food to partner agencies, which supplemented an additional 58,500 meals to hungry individuals, resulting in 479,213 total meals.
  • The Distribution Center provided 20,558 beds, major appliances, furniture and other household items to 2,434 households.
  • During the Christmas season TRM provided 3,231 people with 14,833 new Christmas gifts. 42% of those served were children. 
  • 40,977 volunteer hours were performed by an average of 1,600 volunteer instances per month.
  • TRM is a recognized vision partner with the Greater Topeka Partnership's Momentum 2022 efforts addressing the factors that influence community talent, education and training resources, infrastructure, business climate, quality of life and quality of place. The community looks to TRM to represent marginalized areas of the community and challenges that impact the community as a whole.

2019 Goals:
  • Be the best rescue ministry in the nation. Be the absolute best at everything we do.
  • Continue to focus on assisting men, women and children experiencing homelessness regain hope and stability, with a focus on addressing the trauma they have experienced.
  • Facilitate community collaboration for the purpose of examining current and future needs related to homelessness in our community and look for innovative ways to meet the high and diverse demand for services.
  • Expand the efforts to address human trafficking through rescue, education and making connections for the purpose of supporting victims.
Needs Statement
Our top three needs for 2019 are:
  1. Monetary contributions for overall TRM expense
  2. Non-perishable food items
  3. Lightly used household furniture and appliances (in working condition)
Service Categories
Homeless Shelters
Homeless Services/Centers
Food Programs
Areas of Service
Geographic Area Served Narrative Greater Topeka area/Shawnee County Kansas
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Throughout its history, TRM has worked to provide services to the most vulnerable populations in our community. It has received funding solely through private (non-government) donations. TRM has focused on community engagement and collaboration and has been successful in receiving help from the community in the form of financial donations, material donations and volunteers. In 2017, there were approximately 1,650 volunteer instances per month, with 52,540 volunteer hours for the year. Volunteerism is instrumental in the success of TRM
Quality of life is a critical issue across our community. TRM plays a role in this community development area as it continues to expand its outreach to the most vulnerable populations including people at risk of homelessness and those victimized by human trafficking (modern-day slavery). With this needed expansion comes the challenge of having sufficient financial and human resources.
TRM’s plan to address this challenge is two-fold:
  1. Grow resources organically through increased communication and active donor engagement. This will assist us to develop and improve systems to accomplish the effort to reduce homelessness, hunger, poverty, and modern-day slavery.
  2. Establish Neighborhood Empowerment Stabilization Teams (NEST) to address generational poverty, reduce homelessness, and improve community safety and health. This will require an increased focus on recruiting the appropriate volunteers and staff to establish NEST.

The Mission is the only homeless shelter providing both shelter and food in Shawnee County. While there are other agencies that provide meals to individuals in need, the Mission is the only agency that provides breakfast, lunch and dinner (other agencies provide only lunch and/or dinner). In addition, the Mission serves the largest population at dinner in the county and we are the only ongoing provider of prepared meals on the weekends. Overall the Mission is the largest prepared meal distributor in the community. All of the Mission's food support comes solely from donations and there are no government funds received.

The Mission’s Hunger Relief Program provides both prepared meals and food boxes to individuals in need. Our kitchen provides three prepared meals a day (2 meals per day on weekends and holidays) to  guests as well as anyone in need from the community. The Distribution Center operates a food pantry providing food baskets to individuals in need from the community.

Program Budget $245,500.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Hunger in the Heartland, a report published by the Kansas Health Institute, estimates that 1 in 8 Kansas households experienced uncertainty regarding the availability of food or access to enough food at some time during 2015.    One third of those households were food insecure to the extent that one or more family members were hungry at some time during the year due to inadequate funds to purchase food. 1in 5 children in Kansas are experiencing hunger. As individuals utilize the free food services available through TRM, individuals and families in our community experience better nutrition and increased health.  
Long-Term Success

The Topeka Rescue Mission has been in operation since 1953.  At that time, the Mission provided food and shelter for approximately 20 to 30 men per day.  Recently, the Mission has experienced times when over 1,000 individuals, (including women and children) have been served in a single day through the Mission's Kitchen and Dining Area. 

In 2018, Topeka Rescue Mission served 301,324 meals from the kitchen, distributed food baskets that supplemented 119,389 meals, and supplied food to partner agencies, which supplemented an additional 58,500 meals to hungry individuals, resulting in 479,213 total meals.  In addition, TRM provided Christmas food boxes to 859 households benefitting 3,231 individuals.  These numbers are not included in annual individuals served because there may be duplication with individuals served throughout the year.  TRM was able to serve 100% of the people requesting relief from hunger in 2017.  In addition, we were able to provide protein in all prepared and unprepared meals.  This is vital to the overall nutrition of those experiencing hunger.  
Program Success Monitored By Success of the Mission's Hunger Relief Program is measured through its ability to provide assistance to each person who comes to the Mission for hunger relief. This is in the form of prepared (food kitchen) and non-prepared (food pantry) meals. Outcome measurements are in place which record the amount of food distribution to the community via meals served through our kitchen and our food pantry. Data is recorded daily into the national homeless data entry program, “Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)” via ClientTrack software. In addition, internal records are kept in the form of an Excel spreadsheet which notates the total number of people served per meal and also the amount of food (recorded in pounds) that is distributed through the food pantry.
Examples of Program Success

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 15 years, says,  "I am amazed by the power of food to change a persons perspective.  People come in hungry, hopeless and fatigued from the heat.  Yet, once they have the opportunity to cool off in the air conditioning and enjoy a good meal, their countenance begins to change and a new sense of hope is restored through the knowledge that someone cares."  The Topeka Rescue Mission has had a number of families referred to the Mission (both homeless and non) because children were not receiving proper nutrition.  Mike says , "I am amazed to watch children with "failure to thrive" syndrome quickly thrive as a result of the nourishment received from our kitchen."   

Education Training Programs for guests at the Mission include: 
  1. Volunteer Rewards, Individuals who participate in Volunteer Rewards have opportunity to gain vocational training/experience during their stay through on-site training. As guests train, they receive credits which are exchanged for rent, deposits and other necessary expenses for self-sufficiency.
  2. SIT (Servants in Training), is a 12-month program that provides Biblical, educational and vocational training while incorporating budgeting, counseling and goal-planning.  
  3. Career Readiness Education Program (CaRE) is a 12-week program designed to help students develop and enhance life management and job skills in preparation for long-term, financially sustaining career.  Participants receive daily classroom instruction, mentoring and support, followed by a 6-week internship designed to provide on the job experience, which often turns into employment.
Program Budget $116,969.00
Category Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Homeless, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success As guests move forward through the varying levels of Educational Training, they are equipped with the skills necessary to obtain self-sufficiency. They gain increased knowledge and experience in their specific area of training and many move from the program into part-time or full-time employment.
Long-Term Success

Individuals in each of the Education Training Programs (with the exception of the School Room) are given the tools needed to gain positive work ethic and skills while training in a specific area of trade. Unemployment is on the rise and we are finding that many of the jobs which are available in the community are not easily obtained by guests of the Mission due to lack of education, experience or skill level. By providing vocational and educational training to the guests of the Mission, opportunities for success are increased. The ultimate goal of the Mission's Education Training Program is for individuals to gain the skills necessary to obtain stable employment and maintain self-sufficiency in the community.

The School Room located at the Hope Center, the shelter for families and children, is provided by 501 Schools and is available to school-aged children for tutoring, enrollment support and navigation assistance through the Topeka Public School system. The goal of this educational program is to ensure that children residing at the Mission do not fall behind academically as a result of homelessness.
Program Success Monitored By
Records are kept for individuals participating in and utilizing the Volunteer Rewards component of Educational Training. Individuals participating in both the SIT and Job Readiness Programs receive monthly reviews and documentation is kept to monitor progress.
Students receiving services through the School Room, work individually with the school room teacher and tutor through which progress is recorded.
Examples of Program Success

After struggling with alcoholism and losing a job he loved, Craig knew it was time to turn his life around.  It was a huge challenge and one that took three years of ups and downs - but his perseverance paid off and he  graduated from the SIT program.  He says he is extremely grateful that the Mission is a place of not only second chances but also third, fourth and fifth opportunities to get it right.  He has been hired on full-time as from desk staff for the Mission and looks forward to saving money and obtaining his own place. 

Description The Mission's Volunteer Program aids in the supplementing of necessary assistance to allow the Mission to function. The Mission does not receive any government funding and relies solely on the community to maintain ministry operations through the giving of monetary and material (in-kind) contributions as well as the volunteering of time. The Topeka Rescue Mission is the largest volunteer resource in the Topeka/Shawnee County community and often receives requests for volunteer assistance through outside agencies. Through this program, the Mission is able to expand phenomenally what they do. There are a number of areas where individuals and groups from the community can volunteer.  These are included but not limited to helping in the areas of: meal service, food pantry, clothing bank, children's activities, special events, street outreach, chapel ministry, medical services and Thrift Store.  
Program Budget $31,000.00
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Volunteer Training & Placement
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Individuals and families who participate in TRM's Volunteer Program are able to establish relationships, gain experience in the social service field, and receive the personal reward of knowing they were able to contribute to helping a person(s) in need. In addition, needs of the Mission are met through the increased presence of volunteers allowing for daily programs to continue. 

Long-Term Success

Volunteers who participate in the Mission’s Volunteer Program are given the opportunity to come alongside and assist the Mission and the individuals in need who utilize the Mission's services. Without these volunteers, the Mission would not be able to effectively continue providing the detrimental services to homeless individuals and others in need from the community. The ultimate goal is for the Program to continue to bring in and supplement for the ever-increasing needs of the Mission in terms of volunteer service provision.

In 2018 an estimated 40,977 hours were served by approximately 1,950 volunteers, including an average of 1,600 volunteer instances each month.  Conservatively, at the Independent Sector value of $22.56/volunteer hour, these hours are worth $924,441 to TRM.  There would be no way we could do the work we do without the generous gifts of volunteer time.  

Program Success Monitored By The Mission keeps record of the number of volunteers and volunteer hours performed through the an internal database system which was recently upgraded to Volgistics database software. Without the success of the Volunteer Program, the Mission would not be able to continue to provide services daily provided.
Examples of Program Success
In 2018 an estimated 40,977 hours were served by approximately 1,950 volunteers, including an average of 1,600 volunteer instances each month. Conservatively, at the Independent Sector value of $22.56/volunteer hour, these hours are worth $924,441 to TRM. TRM works to provide excellent experiences for all our volunteers. Because of this dedication we have a number of corporations that bring groups of volunteers to the Mission as a way to build teamwork as well as greatly benefit the work being done at the Mission.
During the 2018, Christmas Season, 3231 individuals, 42% of whom were children, were assisted by volunteers to select Christmas gifts for each family member. During this time 2-week timeframe volunteers logged over 1100 hours. We heard from many that this was the best part of the Christmas Season. We had a group of 17 young people drive over 60 miles to assist with this project. The impact on those serving and those being served is remarkable.
Description The Children’s Palace is a high-quality early education center for children experiencing homelessness.  The program is working to break the cycle of generational homelessness; reproducing individuals who will succeed in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, while raising their own families in a productive and healthy manner down the road. A method of breaking that cycle within the family unit must be in place to effectively change outcomes and shift the generational cycles of homelessness.  It is the goal to provide a safe, educational atmosphere for children under the age of six to receive care and love while residing at the Topeka Rescue Mission. We believe that helping children become ready for kindergarten, develop secure attachment, receive the transforming love of God and recognize their self-worth at an early age will later assist in breaking the generational cycle of homelessness within their families.
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Through trauma-informed care/intervention, homeless children will receive 30-45 hour/week of intensive opportunities for brain stimulation and healing. Trauma-related behaviors will begin decreasing in 100% of children within the first 90 days of care.
Long-Term Success
This effort began mid-2017.  We provide a safe, educational atmosphere for children under the age of six to receive care and love while residing at the Topeka Rescue Mission. We believe that helping children become ready for kindergarten, develop secure attachment, receive the transforming love of God and recognize their self-worth at an early age will later assist in breaking the generational cycle of homelessness within their families.
Through a safe and nurturing atmosphere, the Palace is a sensory-rich educational environment where homeless children can grow spiritually, cognitively and developmentally. Children are reminded daily of their value and worth through a message that conveys their true identity of royalty and greatness. Families are empowered through parental education, support and numerous family engagement opportunities. Collaborations exist with a number of community providers and a strong emphasis on kindergarten readiness is also in place.  
Program Success Monitored By

Behaviors are monitoring by teaching and management staff. Each child receives a Denver developmental assessment a minimum of every 90 days. These assessment track development progress. All children are receive screenings through TARC (Children under age 3) and USD 501 (children aged 3 and up) to identify special needs or developmental delays. When formal delay/need is identified, a IFSP (under age 3) or IEP (age 3 and up) is developed and utilized.

Examples of Program Success
100% of the homeless and formerly homeless children attending the Palace have experienced trauma in their lives. Each child will be exposed a minimum of 3 days per week to intensive trauma-informed care and intervention. By their first 90 days in care, there will be a minimum of 25% reduction in social, behavioral and developmental challenges.
Since opening July 24, 2018, the Palace has aided 36 children. 100% of these children received trauma-informed care a minimum of three days per week during their enrollment. 100% of these children saw improvement in behavioral, attachment, academic and social behaviors.
CEO Comments Current challenges are the ability for the donor to participate in giving (both through material contributions and time) due to more limited resources because of the current recession our economy is faced with. Because of personal needs, individuals and families are spending more time taking care of their own challenges versus helping others with theirs. However there are opportunities in this situation in that when we as a community and nation begin to see and experience the difficulties that others face, we become more sensitive and our level of compassion increases. Awareness helps us to overcome the challenge.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr Barry Feaker
Term Start Apr 1986

Barry Feaker is a lifelong Topeka Resident who recently received an honorary doctorate degree for public service from Washburn University.  He currently serves as Executive Director of the Topeka Rescue Mission.  Barry has also been involved in various local and state organizations and initiatives including: Association of Gospel Rescue Mission member, Coordinator for Topeka City of Character, Shawnee County Department of Corrections Public Relations Board, President of Safe Streets Coalition, Topeka/Shawnee County Heartland Vision Steering Committee member, Topeka/Shawnee County Homeless Task Force, Prevention and Recovery Service Board, and Washburn University School of Nursing Advisory Committee. He authored the book, "In Darkness a Light Still Shines," sharing stories of hope based on his experience at the Mission. 

Former CEOs
Sherman BeasterfieldJan 1971 - Jan 1981
Ray CanfieldJan 1981 - Mar 1986
Senior Staff
Title Sr. Director, Education Services
Experience/Biography Frank has worked in State Social Services and the Criminal Justice System for over twenty-five years, providing services to those in poverty, the mentally ill, as well as victims and offenders. At age thirty, Frank was appointed as Chairman of the Kansas Parole Board, of which he served for four years.

Mr. Henderson has been involved in many community and education activities, including serving on numerous boards, including the Seaman School District, Valeo Behavioral Healthcare, United Way, President of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards and President of the Kansas Association of School Boards and The National School Board Association. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Washburn University and a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University.
Title Sr. Director, Trauma Based Initiatives
Experience/Biography 13 years of social service experience including homelessness, housing and mental health. Licensed minister for 4 years. Holds Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
Title Sr. Director, Community Stabilization
Title Sr. Director, Supportive Services
Title Sr. Director of Shelter Services
Paid Full-Time Staff 88
Paid Part-Time Staff 20
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 1850
Retention Rate 74%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 13
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 91
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Other (Please Specify) Two or more races
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 67
Male 42
Not Specified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

Baker University – School of Nursing, Breakthrough House of Topeka, Capital Area Animal Response Team, Christian Chamber of Commerce, City of Topeka, City of Topeka Mayor’s Office, Community Resources Council, Cornerstone of Topeka, Doorstep, Downtown Topeka, Inc., Great Overland Station, Heartland Visioning, Housing and Credit Council, Inc., Kansas Avenue Development Committee, Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Legal Services, Let’s Help, Inc., Local Businesses, Local Churches, NET Reach, North Topeka Arts District, North Topeka Business Alliance, North Topeka Outreach, Pet Assistance Network of Topeka, Prairie Land Foods, Prevention and Recovery Services, Project Topeka, Safe Streets Coalition, Salvation Army (Topeka), Shawnee County Commissioners, Shawnee County Court Services, Shawnee County Department of Corrections, Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Topeka Police Department, Topeka Public Schools, Topeka/Shawnee County Homeless Task Force, United Way, Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Veteran’s Administration, Washburn University, Washburn University – School of Nursing

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter1956
Chamber of Commerce2002
City Gate AwardAssoc. of Gospel Rescue Missions2018
Best of Topeka Award - NonprofitTopeka Capital Journal2018
Portrait of CharacterTopeka City of Character2017
Award of ExcellenceCommunity Resources Council2010
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionTK Magazine2010
Human Rights AwardUnited Nations Office2009
Community Impact AwardUnited Way2009
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionTrade Street Journal2009
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionMetro Voice2008
Recognition of Service AwardState of Kansas Emergency Shelter Grant and City of Topeka2008
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionTopeka Magazine2008
Sowing the Seeds of Change AwardPrevention and Recovery Services2007
Recognition of ServiceGovernor of Kansas2006
ProclamationCity of Topeka Mayor's Office2006
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionBerlin, Germany Publication2005
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionPresident of the United States of America2003
ProclamationCity of Topeka Mayor's Office2003
Recognition of ServiceState Senator Hillary R. Clinton2002
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionParis, France Publication2002
Paul Harris Fellowship AwardRotary Foundation International2000
Stuart Frager AwardK.C.M.H.S.C.2000
Recognition of ServiceModern Woodmen of America1999
Service to Mankind AwardSertoma Club1998
Distinguished Service to Mankind AwardParents without Partners1998
Recognition of ServiceUnited States Senator Sam Brownback1997
Premio El Hispano AwardEl Hispano1996
Recognition of ServiceGovernor of Kansas1996
Community Partner AwardUniversity of Kansas School of Social Welfare1994
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionLawrence Journal Award1990
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionKansas Christian1990
Martin Luther King - Living the Dream AwardState of Kansas1990
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionUSA Today1990
Romana Hood AwardCommunity Resources Council1989
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionWichita Eagle1986
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionKansas Public Radio1985
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionNational Public Radio1985
Topeka Rescue Mission RecognitionTopeka Capital-Journal1956
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Hal Smith
Company Affiliation 1st Assemblies of God; retired, Research Information Services
Term Jan 2006 to Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Kevin Swift
Company Affiliation Remax
Term Mar 2003 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Mr. Greg ArmbrusterReMax
Dr. Aairon GrayUSD 345
Penny Moylan Esq.State of Kansas
Lino MunozStormont Vail Hospital
Michael RinehartWestar Energy
Joan RuckerRetired Topeka Capital Journal
Rev. Hal Smith1st Assembly of God; retired, Research Information Services
Kevin SwiftRe/Max Associates of Topeka
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 89%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
CEO Comments One challenge a Rescue Mission faces when recruiting board members is the nature of the decision processes, which often requires life and death decisions to be made. When most people realize this, they oftentimes feel it may be too complicated or difficult to serve as a board member due to potential liability and the types of decision that must be made. Those who agree to serve have the privilege to help craft policy and procedures, make substantial life-changing and life-saving decisions that benefits individuals and the community as a whole. We address governance issues by attempting to keep the Board focus clearly and narrowly defined to policy, protection, promotion and prayer.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $5,034,000
Projected Expenses $5,034,000
Endowment Value $441,500
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 3
Form 990s
2017 TRM 990
2016 TRM 990
2015 TRM 990
2014 TRM 990
2013 TRM 990
2012 TRM 990
2011 TRM 990
2010 TRM 990
2009 TRM 990
2008 TRM 990
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$4,166,047$3,352,426$3,352,426
Administration Expense$512,658$340,255$340,255
Fundraising Expense$138,531$103,082$103,082
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.171.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%88%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$10,087,239$8,493,881$8,493,881
Current Assets$2,561,139$5,763,035$5,757,535
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$277,031$428,536$428,536
Total Net Assets$9,810,208$8,065,345$8,065,345
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.2413.4513.44
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Other Documents
Organization Name Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc.
Address 600 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 666081240
Primary Phone (785) 354-1744
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr Barry Feaker
Board Chair Rev. Hal Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation 1st Assemblies of God; retired, Research Information Services
Year of Incorporation 1954