We help others succeed.

At Let’s Help, we are breaking the cycle of poverty one person at a time by providing critical resources in our community.

Comprehensive Emergency Services
  • Rent or utility payments to help people stay in their homes, keep the lights and water on, and avoid eviction.
  • Help buying prescription medications or getting tooth extractions so that no one has to choose between feeding their children or following their doctor’s recommendations.
  • Annually, we give more than $160,000 in financial help for rent, utilities and medical expenses.
Adult Basic Education & GED Center
  • With help from Washburn Tech, we provide classes to help those whose education has taken a detour achieve their high school diploma.
  • Classes for those 55 and older who need training and education to get back into the workforce or develop computer skills.
  • Help to obtain a Kansas WORKReady! Certificate, which shows potential employers a person’s workplace skills, including math, reading and problem-solving.
  • Annually, we provide educational opportunities to 250 students.
Older Kansans Employment Program
  • Job readiness and employment placement services for those 55 and older to gain full-time employment.
  • Training in job search and other work-related skills.
Free Community Lunches and Food Pantry
  • Free hot meals Monday through Friday to anyone in our community who finds themselves needing a hot meal.
  • Food pantry for emergency needs and food boxes for our neighbors.
  • We serve 89,000 meals annually in our downtown Topeka lunchroom with the help of hundreds of volunteers, providing nearly 15,000 volunteer hours each year.
  • Community Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
    9:30-10:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
  • We serve nearly 7,000 people through our food pantry every year, handing out more than 100,000 pounds of food annually.
Clothing Bank and Career Closet
  • Gently used and new clothing for anyone in need from our clothing bank.
  • Professional clothing in our Career Closet — both for interviews, office and industrial settings — to get people the right start at work.
  • Clothing Bank Hours: 9:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays
  • Career Closet Hours: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Need help?

Are you or someone you know in need any of the above services? Please call Let’s Help at 785-234-6208.