COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PROGRAM
The Community Navigator program was established in partnership with many agencies to build our non-profit partners' capacity, engage more community volunteers, and support individuals and families. These volunteers will help clients: - prepare paperwork - gather documentation - access to community resources that might benefit and/or support their needs. This program will help deliver services that can help individuals become financially stable and create a long-lasting connection to organizations that can assist individuals in the future as well. This will allow those most in need in our community to have a successful initial meeting to access community resources and programs. Fellowship Hi-Crest is one of four host locations for the program. There will be a volunteer with the program here Monday-Thursday, 8 am-3 pm. They will be located in Room 103. As the program starts seeing clients, they will refine their hours of availability. Additional communication, phone numbers, and links will be added once received. Please continue to watch for updates!
COVID RAPID TEST KITS
BinaxNow OTC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test kits are available for free for individuals needing to self test for COVID-19. These tests are administered at home and give results in 15 minutes. There is a limited supply of kits and are available to the community while supplies last.
COVID-19 TESTING SITE LOCATIONS
Visit the Shawnee County Health Department's website here for information regarding testing sites for Covid-19 in Topeka and Shawnee County.
For Isolation and Quarantine Guidance:
For local health officer recommendations:
AT HOME TESTING KITS
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests Orders will ship free starting in late January
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND APPLICATIONS
Community Resources Council - CRC
Utility Credit Program, Covid-19 basic need relief program, mobile food pantry, and more.
Real-World Parenting Conversations
Each month, we'll highlight a different topic related to mental health challenges that kids and teens experience. On the first three Thursdays of the month, we’ll post a helpful 3-5 minute Facebook video on the Topic of the Month. On the fourth Thursday of each month, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT, we will host a live Zoom Q&A featuring an FSGC mental health professional. They will answer live questions about the Topic of the Month during the Q&A as well as pre-submitted questions. Real-World Parenting is FREE, but parents have to register to get the link and participate in the Q&A. To register, visit https://www.FSGCtopeka.com/parenting and look for the Topic of the Month. We also have information on our Facebook page.
You no longer need to contact multiple agencies to receive rent/mortgage assistance. The E.A.S program can help you access help quickly with a single point of contact.
Walk-Ins: Cyrus K. Holiday Building, 620 SE Madison Ave, Topeka, KS 66607
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR SHAWNEE COUNTY FAMILIES
The Topeka Family Legal Project (TFLP), is currently accepting applications from families in need of legal assistance related to housing, education, and benefits.
To be eligible, families must: Include at least 1 minor child and at least 1 parent/guardian AND Reside in Shawnee County, Kansas.
To learn more about the project, call 785-284-9835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD AND CLOTHING RESOURCES
If you are in need of food or clothing resources, please check out the Food and Clothing Resources document!