The Salvation Army

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1320 SE 6th Avenue
PO Box 599
Topeka, KS 66601 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-9648
Fax: (785) 233-9846

Majors Brian and Lee Ann Burkett



Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


  • Child Care:  6:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Social Services:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm &1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday – Wednesday & Friday
  • Food Pantry:  9:00 am -12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Emergency Financial Assistance:  By appointment
  • Evening Meal Feeding Program:  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Family Welfare: Includes emergency food, utility, rent, prescription medication, transportation, eye examinations
  • Evening meal:  a nutritious meal and positive social interaction provided
  • Religious and Character Building Programs: Counseling, recreation, crafts, youth groups, religious meetings and camping
  • Emergency Disaster Services:  Food, clothing, furniture and counseling
  • Child Care:  6:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Community Service: Background check and interview required
  • Work Assessments: Objective report of skills/abilities by referral only
  • Referrals: Drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community resources and services
  • Advocacy

Eligibility: Child Care: by application, Social Services:  criteria are based upon funding sources, Evening Meal:  open to all.

How to Apply: Social Services:  Personal interview determines eligibility. (i.e., eviction/disconnect notice, family disruption, medical emergency) Childcare:  Obtain application.

Fees: Child Care Center:  Enrollment Fee, weekly rate

Funding: United Way of Greater Topeka, fees and other donations

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