Envista Cares

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:22 AM by Jill Shehi Chapman   [ updated May 13, 2019, 8:21 AM ]

The community raised $2,421 which was matched by Envista Credit Union at $2,500 and by Jim Garrison State Farm Agency at $1,250 for a total of $6,171 raised during April! Thank you!
    Envista Credit Union has launched a monthly initiative to highlight local nonprofit organizations through the Envista Cares Challenge. The Envista Cares Challenge provides a local organization with a one-month media package and a $2,500 challenge grant. For every dollar given to the organization during the month, Envista will match up to $2,500. Giving can be done easily online at

“It is our goal to give a voice and shine a spotlight on those organizations that are doing exceptional work in our community, while encouraging our community to give,” said Tara Dimick, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Envista. “We were inspired by the old proverb, ‘It takes village.’ We are a part of that village and we are here to help.”

This month Envista has partnered with LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center for the Envista Cares Challenge. April is especially important to LifeHouse as it is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. In 2018, LifeHouse conducted 342 forensic interviews of children who had been sexually abused, physically abused or who had witnessed violence. Research shows that children who are believed and supported from the first time they disclose abuse have a much better chance of recovery. LifeHouse has served Topeka for 20 years as the glue that holds everyone together as children and their families navigate this painful path.

 “We were recently asked what makes us special. It’s our passion in helping children, who have been abused or victimized, tell their story in a safe place to professionals who can help them,” said Kelly Durkin, Executive Director of LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center. “We coordinate a team to stop offenders and to help children heal. We are with them every step of the way. We are their advocate.”

In addition to the Envista Cares Challenge of a $2,500 matching gift for donations to LifeHouse in the month of April, Jim Garrison, Board Member for LifeHouse and Owner of the Jim Garrison State Farm Agency is providing a matching gift as well.

“Envista’s challenge grant to LifeHouse in the month of April is such wonderful support in helping these kids be kids again that it has inspired my State Farm Agency to also match an additional 50 cents of every dollar up to $2,500 in donations given,” said Garrison.

 Envista Credit Union is a full service financial institution established in 1957 to provide members quality products and services to achieve their financial goals. Envista currently has $360 million in assets and serves more than 42,000 Kansans with offices in Topeka, Lawrence and Hutchinson. For more information call 785-228-0149 or visit

Child Abuse Prevention Month

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:06 AM by Jill Shehi Chapman

National Child Abuse Prevention Month reminds us to renew our energy in the fight against child abuse.

LifeHouse conducted 342 forensic interviews of child victims and witnesses of abuse and helped 336 children and their families through the investigation process in 2018.

Your support of LifeHouse makes a world of difference in the lives of these children. During the month of April, help LifeHouse spread awareness, increase education and get people talking about how we can all work together to keep children safe.

YOU are Helping Kids Be Kids Again.

Topeka St. Patrick's Day Parade

posted Jan 28, 2019, 1:03 PM by Jill Shehi Chapman   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 7:57 AM ]

* * * We raised over $2,700 during the Topeka St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th!  Thank you to all of the floats, volunteers, donors and customers who came to the Food Sale!  YOU make a difference to child victims in our community!  * * *

LifeHouse has been selected to be the recipients of the Topeka St. Patrick's Day Parade float entry donations.  We are so grateful for the continued support by the Topeka St. Patrick's Day Committee and the Topeka Community!

We are located right in the middle of the float staging at 303 S. Kansas Ave., so come over to get breakfast burritos or biscuits and gravy at our Breakfast Sale and stop by for hotdogs off of the grill at our Lunch Sale! Stay tuned for more details...

Shop AmazonSmile for LifeHouse

posted Oct 29, 2018, 2:20 PM by Jill Shehi Chapman   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 8:30 AM ]

AmazonSmile donates to LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center Inc everytime you shop at!

Make your holiday shopping count! Happy Holidays!

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