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Community Resources

Walk-In assistance from community organizations

community navigatorClick the title of each group to see upcoming events when they are providing individual walk-in assistance at the library!

Community Navigator - Community Navigator volunteers through United Way of Kaw Valley will help clients to prepare paperwork, gather documentation, access community resources that might benefit and/or support their needs.

Cover KS: Heath Insurance Navigator - Get your Marketplace & KanCare health insurance questions answered at the library.

Topeka Family Legal Project - Meet with Topeka Family Legal Project staff to apply for legal assistance related to housing, educational and income-related legal issues.

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center - Discuss FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), career exploration and school selection with TRIO Educational Opportunity Center advisor Melody Lawrence.

SCORE Business Mentoring - SCORE mentors provide one-on-one advice on business best practices and resources to help your small business thrive. SCORE mentoring is free for aspiring or established owners of U.S.-based businesses.

Mental Health Screenings with Valeo Behavioral Health Care - Staff from Valeo Behavioral Health Care help community members understand their own mental health situations, the treatment options available and how to access services.



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Community Resources Online and at Other Locations

Community Resource & Referral Sources

  • old ladyApply online for LIEAP Energy Assistance Benefits through the DCF Benefits Portal The online application for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is available through Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5pm CST. "Apply for Assistance" to start an application using your existing DCF account or for new customers, create a new account.  Attend one of the upcoming LIEAP application events at the library.
  • United Way 211 - Dial 211 from any phone to speak with a referral specialist 24 hours a day about community resources and any service needs you may have. Available in English and Spanish. 211
  • Wellsky/Healthify - find opportunities for help in Topeka in a searchable resource
  • Topeka Resource Checklist Updated April 2023
  • 2021 CRC Resource Directory

Resources for Food and Assistance

Resources for food and assistance

COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health Crisis Lines

  • Shawnee County Mental Health Crisis Line Valeo
    (ages 18+)
    Open 24/7 1-785-234-3300
  • Shawnee County Mental Health Crisis Line FSGC
    (17 & under)
    Open 24/7 1-785-232-5005

Eviction Prevention

Housing and Credit Counseling Inc - 800-383-0217 and  785-234-0217

Kansas Legal Services Individuals seeking legal assistance must first apply. You can apply for legal assistance by filling out the Online Application or by phone 1-800-723-6953.

Internet Resources and WiFi Access

WiFi Access in the library's parking lot, community centers and other locations. Consumers can apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program at

Tax Forms and Assistance

Tax Forms and Assistance links to local resources and state/federal forms. City of Topeka Property Tax Rebate program those 65 years of age and older.

Spanish Language Local Resources


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