Resources

Babywearing International of Topeka – twice monthly meetings that promote the safe supportive practice of wearing your baby. Trained educators and a Lending Library available.
Car Seat Checks by Jana Petty – learn the safe and proper use of your unique car seat.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by TSCPL – receive a free book for your child every month until age 5.
Family Service & Guidance Center – nonprofit community mental health center specializing in meeting children’s unique needs. A number of services available, including clinical, educational, outreach, and a 24-crisis support team.
Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry – use the food assistance locator to find a food pantry close to you.
La Leche League of Topeka – assistance for families who want to breastfeed their babies; includes playgroups, phone and email support, and monthly discussion groups.
Let’s Help – offers Diaper Depot, as well as comprehensive emergency services, and adult education & employment programs.
Kansas Children’s Service League – a wide variety of support services for families and children, including family support and early childhood education.
Parents as Teachers USD 345 – a nationally recognized research-based program that encourages parents to take an active role in promoting their child’s healthy development prenatally and through the first years of life.
Parents as Teachers USD 437 -a nationally recognized research-based program that encourages parents to take an active role in promoting their child’s healthy development prenatally and through the first years of life.
Parents as Teachers USD 450 – a nationally recognized research-based program that encourages parents to take an active role in promoting their child’s healthy development prenatally and through the first years of life.
Parents as Teachers USD 501 – a nationally recognized research-based program that encourages parents to take an active role in promoting their child’s healthy development prenatally and through the first years of life.
Safe Families – Childcare placement for crisis situations when you lack resources and support.
Safe Kids Shawnee County – Safe Kids Day, Car Seat Checks, and other support programs.
Shawnee County Health Department – offering a variety of services for families including pregnancy testing, pregnancy and childbirth preparedness, WIC, family home visits, and more.
Topeka Rescue Mission – shelter, food, children’s palace and other programs focused on providing hope and resources to families in need.
United Way of Greater Topeka – dial 2-1-1 statewide to find help or to volunteer.
Welcome Baby Jubilee – Baby Fair hosted by Stormont Vail that shares community recourses, posted as an event on Stormont Vail’s Facebook Page.
YWCA – Youth services, healthy lifestyles programs, help for sexual & domestic violence and human trafficking, and women’s empowerment & leadership.