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Community Action, Inc.

Walk-In Resource Assistance

2024-05-15 13:00:00 2024-05-15 17:00:00 America/Chicago Community Action, Inc. Community Action staff provide information, answer questions, make referrals, and offer personalized support to individuals seeking support & services from Community Action and other local resources. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Wednesday, May 15
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 13:00:00 2024-05-15 17:00:00 America/Chicago Community Action, Inc. Community Action staff provide information, answer questions, make referrals, and offer personalized support to individuals seeking support & services from Community Action and other local resources. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Community Resources Office 120C

Community Action staff provide information, answer questions, make referrals, and offer personalized support to individuals seeking support & services from Community Action and other local resources.

Learn more about Community Action, Inc.

At Community Action, Inc., our mission is to empower individuals and families as they move from poverty towards prosperity. As part of our mission, we recognize that poverty is complex and complicated for many experiencing it. Our services are designed to recognize this complexity and assist those in need through holistic, person-centered services.

Community Action, Inc, through its Family and Community Outcomes Division, offers the following services to those in need:

1. Information and Referral:  As part of services, Community Action provides information about assistance programs offered through various community resources and/or government systems. If the information is useful to the person or family, Community Action will attempt to warmly connect the person to the best resource designed to assist them.

2. Financial Assistance:  For those who are eligible, Community Action has designated funds to assist individuals and families experiencing housing insecurity. These funds are designed to alleviate some of the immediate financial stress that often traps individuals and families from moving out of poverty. (**Rental assistance can only be provided to those referred to Community Action by the Equity.Access.Shelter (EAS) program at the City of Topeka. To determine whether you qualify for the EAS program, email EAS@topeka.org or call 785-368-9533.)

3. Assessment and Case Management:  As part of services, Community Action assesses the holistic needs of the person or family in an attempt to understand the many factors contributing to the current situation. Through this assessment, Community Action provides ongoing case management to the person or family, following the development of a person/family-centered plan as they move toward addressing many of barriers and challenges affecting their current situation. Barriers and challenges that are often addressed include:  employment, education, budgeting, financial empowerment, and many others.

4. Other Core Services:  At Community Action, we offer the following additional services to eligible residents of Shawnee County:

a. Diaper Depot Program:  After completing an intake, an eligible family can be enrolled in the Diaper Depot Program where they will receive a pack of 50 diapers once per month. To be eligible, a child aged 0-35 months must live in the household, the household income must be within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and the family must reside in Shawnee County.

b. Period Pantry Program:  After completing an intake, an eligible menstruator can be enrolled in the Period Pantry Program where they will receive 25 period supplies once per month. To be eligible, the menstruator must complete a self-declaration of need establishing that purchasing the period supplies is a serious financial burden, live in a household with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and reside in Shawnee County.

c. Senior Commodities Program:  After completing an intake, an eligible person aged 60 or over can be enrolled in the Senior Commodities Program where they will receive a box of food once per month. This program is delivered in partnership with Harvesters. To be eligible, the person must be at least 60 years of age, reside in Shawnee County in a household with income at 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (** Due to the increased needs around food insecurity, Harvesters is experiencing a significant increase in requests for its food distribution programs. As such, Harvesters has limited Community Action to 55 enrolled participants. Currently, Community Action has reached its capacity for this program and is entering eligible applicants onto a waitlist).

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness | Consumer Information & Legal |

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

ask@tscpl.org
Phone: 785-580-4400

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 19 12:00PM to 9:00PM

About the branch

Our mission is sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning. The library features the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique (bookstore and gift shop), free meeting rooms, computer training and free Wi-Fi access. The library has a collection of more than 414,000 books and serves more than 81,000 registered borrowers. Bookmobiles make 23 stops Monday-Saturday across Shawnee County. The website tscpl.org serves customers’ needs 24/7. The library offers state-of-the art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, adult learning programs, online learning tools, events, and reference and research tools.

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 19, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Hughes Room 205,Virtual Room 01
Registration is now closed

Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Sabatini Gallery 110A

Sun, May 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Sabatini Gallery 110A

Mon, May 20, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, May 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, May 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, May 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, May 20, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Digital Arts Studio (2nd Floor)

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 21, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Wed, May 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Wed, May 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - Colab A

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Thu, May 23, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, May 27, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, May 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206

Wed, May 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Wed, May 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Community Resources Office 120C

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - Colab A

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Sat, Jun 01, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Claire's Sunroom

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - West Lot

Sun, Jun 02, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 03, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 03, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 03, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 03, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 03, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Hughes Room 205

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Anton Room 202

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206,Virtual Room 02

Wed, Jun 05, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Wed, Jun 05, 9:30am - 11:30am
Auburn Community Center - 121 W 11th St. Auburn, KS

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Anton Room 202

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab A

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 11:00am
YWCA - 225 SW 12th St.

Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, Jun 06, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Heights of Learning - 6020 SE 44th St.

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101B

Fri, Jun 07, 9:00am - 11:00am
Security Benefit - 1 SW Security Benefit Pl.

Fri, Jun 07, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Fri, Jun 07, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Fri, Jun 07, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Logan Elementary - 1124 NW Lyman Rd

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Sat, Jun 08, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Sun, Jun 09, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 10, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Rotunda - SE Corner

Mon, Jun 10, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Perkins Room 201

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue, Jun 11, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Tue, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Menninger Room 206,Virtual Room 02

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Wed, Jun 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Wed, Jun 12, 9:30am - 11:30am
Auburn Community Center - 121 W 11th St. Auburn, KS

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab A

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
YWCA - 225 SW 12th St.

Thu, Jun 13, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Thu, Jun 13, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Heights of Learning - 6020 SE 44th St.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101B

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 11:00am
Security Benefit - 1 SW Security Benefit Pl.

Fri, Jun 14, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Fri, Jun 14, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Logan Elementary - 1124 NW Lyman Rd

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Sat, Jun 15, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101ABC

Sun, Jun 16, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Story Zone 121C west

Mon, Jun 17, 7:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Parking - East Lot

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 11:00am
Christ the King - 5973 SW 25th St.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 11:30am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Lingo Story Room 121

Mon, Jun 17, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
First Lutheran - 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - The Edge 114

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Alice C. Sabatini Gallery 110AB

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Level 2 Tech Center - CoLab E

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library - Learning Center

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
North Westlake Parking Lot - NW Topeka Blvd. Lyman