Since 1953, the Topeka Rescue Mission has been serving men, women and families struggling with poverty and homelessness. The Mission’s latest effort focuses on homeless children, viewing the first five years of their lives as critical in their quest to break the cycle of homelessness. One critical component of this new approach involves the power of play.

“We asked PLAYTIME to design a play area from top to bottom and make it look like the courtyard of a palace,” says Jessica S. Hosman, Director of Children’s Ministries for the Topeka Rescue Mission.