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Topeka Emergency Assistance Center (EAC)

Need food or housing assistance? Get help here.

Over 27,000 people in Shawnee County are food insecure.  They struggle to get enough food to eat.  At times, they’re forced to make difficult choices between feeding their families and paying their rent.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is here to help.  Our Topeka Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) is available to low-income individuals and families who need food or assistance with basic utility payments, housing, clothing or medical prescriptions.

The help goes beyond meeting immediate needs.  An on-site case manager works to identify solutions and resources that will lead to long-term change.

GIVING HELP. GIVING HOPE.

Although we had been serving the area, it was determined that an on-site EAC could directly meet the communities’ needs.  The Topeka EAC opened in 2014.

This past fiscal year, demand for services continued to grow in Topeka.  We experienced an 81% increase in the number of unduplicated individuals served by our EAC.  Food assistance nearly doubled, while housing support increased by 26% and financial education grew 45%.

We could not assist our neighbors in need without the support and generosity of  individuals, businesses, parishes and foundations who step up to organize food drives, make gifts-in-kind, volunteer in our food pantry and make financial contributions.  We are truly blessed.

Topeka EAC Address:
234 South Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603

Phone:
785.233.6300

Call for an appointment to learn what you will need to bring with you to receive services.  All services are free and based on need – not religion, race or nationality.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Pantry Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 am –  2:00 pm

TOPEKA EAC INFO SHEET

This information sheet in Adobe PDF format provides details about the Topeka Emergency Assistance Center that you can download.

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