Topeka Rescue Mission

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Since 1953, the Topeka Rescue Mission has provided shelter and services for the homeless and those in need in Topeka and NE Kansas.

In 67 years of service, TRM has grown from a small room that provided cots and warm meals for homeless men, to a multi-facility organization that provides shelter to over 2,000 different men, women and children each year in addition to providing food, housing, rehabilitation and education services for thousands in need in our community. In recent years we have also established services to assist in trauma recovery and human trafficking intervention in Kansas.

We believe every person who walks through our doors is beloved by God, and that each day is an opportunity to change someone's life for the better. We strive to identify and heal the root causes of homelessness and poverty, working daily to bring help, hope and healing to our community through faith with its sleeves rolled up.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Topeka Rescue Mission
PO Box 8350
Topeka, KS 66608


Phone: 785-354-1744

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 480688068

CEO/President: Barry Feaker

Chairman: Hal Smith

Board size: 7


Ruling year: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Working together to transform the community through the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Ministering to those in need by bringing help and hope through sheltering and serving the homeless and feeding the hungry.

Statement of faith

We believe that the Bible is the word of God, fully inspired and without error.

We believe that there is one God who fully exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the miraculous Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, his sinless humanity and perfect life, his sacrificial death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the Father's right hand and his future return to this earth in power and glory to rule.

We believe that all of humanity has fallen short of God's glory and because of our sin we are deserving of eternal punishment and separation from God. However, we believe that God loves the world so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ and that whoever believes and receives God's gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, will have eternal life.

We believe that it is our commission to share the love of Jesus Christ with every person we encounter.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating166 of 103435 of 161
Fund acquisition rating129 of 103614 of 161
Resource allocation rating229 of 103640 of 161
Asset utilization rating561 of 103494 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$91,699$279,973$383,290$260,801$75,742
Short-term investments$582,001$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,043,757$1,926,653$2,219,124$2,841,744$2,055,607
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,795,494$7,182,996$7,526,100$2,800,226$2,730,846
Other long-term assets$69,714$347,212$342,015$5,212,789$3,707,428
Total long-term assets$6,865,208$7,530,208$7,868,115$8,013,015$6,438,274
Total assets$9,908,965$9,456,861$10,087,239$10,854,759$8,493,881
Payables and accrued expenses$171,568$321,032$277,031$225,647$428,536
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$171,568$321,032$277,031$225,647$428,536
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$171,568$321,032$277,031$225,647$428,536
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$8,930,943$8,496,885$8,343,098$9,236,274$7,851,084
With donor restrictions$806,454$638,944$1,467,110$1,392,838$214,261
Net assets$9,737,397$9,135,829$9,810,208$10,629,112$8,065,345
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,200,924$4,071,288$3,721,064$6,277,198$4,092,125
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($148,595)$7,762$5,681$5,886$3,264
Other revenue$417,101$522,356$404,540$319,418$343,187
Total other revenue$268,506$530,118$410,221$325,304$346,451
Total revenue$5,469,430$4,601,406$4,131,285$6,602,502$4,438,576
Program services$4,204,181$4,621,889$4,166,047$3,532,182$3,352,426
Management and general$576,314$524,509$512,658$390,023$340,255
Total expenses$4,897,316$5,275,785$4,817,236$4,029,274$3,795,763
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$572,114($674,379)($685,951)$2,573,228$642,813
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$572,114($674,379)($685,951)$2,573,228$642,813


Rev Barry FeakerExecutive Di$91,581
Miriam KrehbielSenior Direc$55,175

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/13/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


The Topeka Rescue Mission 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 addition, a kitchen, dining room and chapel were also housed on the property. In 1964 an additional space was acquired which was utilized for offices and a thrift store. In the mid-1970's the upstairs of this facility began being utilized as a shelter for homeless women and children. In 1987 an additional building was acquired to house the Mission's thrift store which would provide free or low cost clothing and household items to the needy, as well as serving as a source of revenue for the Mission's shelters. In 1991, a new building was built to house homeless men, women and families. The Mission began housing more than 100 individuals every night. Also included in this building were kitchen and dining facilities (serving both guests of the Mission and individuals in need from the community), a chapel, medical clinic, and education space. In 1992, the old building was demolished and the space was utilized to build a playground for the children residing at the shelter to utilize. In 2000, an additional new shelter was built to house homeless women and families (over 100 individuals per night). 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 through distribution food, clothing and other household items. In 2007, due to the increase in number of families residing at the Mission, the old playground facility was updated to meet the increased need. In 2010, the Mission continues to daily meet the needs of the poor and homeless of Topeka, KS. In calendar year 2009 the Mission housed 1922 unduplicated individuals, provided 474492 meals to people in need, and provided household items to over 4500 individuals from the community.

Program accomplishments

In 2019, Topeka Rescue Mission sheltered 2,108 un-duplicated individuals.


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