Provide a Shower Kit
Throughout the month of July, we will be collecting items to support the Mobile Access Partnership Trailer through Topeka Rescue Mission in partnership with Valeo Behavioral Health.
Items requested for Shower Kits (please provide travel-sized items):
- Bar Soap
- Roll-on Deodorant
- Body Lotion
- Mouthwash (alcohol-free please)
- Brushless Shave Cream
- Brush-free Shave Cream
- Additional Items:
- Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bags
- Gently Used Shoes
Drop off items at the table in the Lobby throughout the Month of July. Final collection day: July 25th.
What is the Mobile Access Partnership (MAP) trailer?
Many unsheltered individuals are not ready to come into a homeless shelter. Most have lived for years in whatever way it takes to survive, and – for good reasons – have deep fear of the world around them. TRM’s Street Reach combined with Mobile Access Partnership (MAP) seek to bring our services outward into the community to meet unsheltered individuals right where they are.
Working together, TRM, Valeo, Stormont Vail and the Topeka Police Department bring services to many locations in our community with the goal of meeting the simple, daily needs of the unsheltered homeless. Mobile bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities, a mobile health clinic, a mobile food pantry and kitchen, among others help the unsheltered learn they are valued, respected, and have the support of their community as they learn how to accept help, find jobs and stable housing, and rejoin society – or sometimes, as they learn how to do more than “just survive” for the very first time.