What is Sunshine Connection?

We are a Consumer Run Organization.  

What is a consumer?  A consumer is a person who has a Severe Persistent Mental Health Challenges    

Contact Sunshine at:


Our Email is: sunshineconnectiontopeka@gmail.com

Consumer Talk



“It's nice to have a place where people understand where I'm coming from."

Covid-19 procedures:

1. Masks and face coverings for nonvaccinated individuals required. fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear them unless specified by director. 

2.  if you are not vaccinated and don't have a mask you cannot get into the van. a temperature check will be done before you get on the van and before you enter the building.

3. You must put temperatures on the sign in sheet beside your name.

4. you can get your own drinks and can come up and get your food. 

"During quarantine it is nice to have online groups to be in and phone calls from Sunshine to keep from being so isolated."

"I'm glad we get to come into Sunshine again. While i enjoy the online groups and phone calls, seeing my fellow peers is what i enjoy most."

What we help you with:

1 Finding housing 

We have resources to help you with finding housing including:  internet.  

We also have community resources like Topeka Independent Living Resource Center.

"Come and see what we offer for groups you might find something you like."

-Cara Talley, Activity Director.

2  Volunteering/Employment

We can help you with getting applications filled out,  community resources and  using internet as well.  We can talk to job supervisors for you if you want someone to help advocate for you.

3  We offer many opportunities for peer support. 

You can call us and talk or Facebook or contact us messenger us if want to talk and we have people in the CRO who can talk to you if you need peer support. 

Opportunities for you: 

During Covid-19 1. Leadership

2.  Teaching 

The Sunshine Connection wishes to RECOGNIZE and thank these special organization and people for their kindess to Sunshine Connection:

KDADS: for supporting Sunshine with their grant money.

Faith Lutheran Church: for their monthly and yearly financial contributions

Topeka Rescue Mission: for their contribution of food.

Lori Dutton: for her continuous help with taxes and finances.

The Women’s Network: for their donation of bingo prizes.

Delta Dental : for their donation of toothbrush kits 

The miscellaneous contributors who donate aluminum cans.

City of Topeka : for their bottles of sanitizers

Nami: for their donation of gym memberships 

Rita Adams: for her donation of supplies and many other donators who have helped our organization.

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