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LifeHouse Link - Spring 2016

posted Oct 13, 2016, 1:27 PM by Jill Shehi Chapman   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 1:34 PM ]

Find out what's happening at LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center.

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It’s been a great start to 2016! The dedication and commitment shown by volunteers, board members, donors and supporters keeps LifeHouse going strong to serve child victims in our community. During this first quarter, LifeHouse staff provided services to 69 children and 58 caregivers, provided education and outreach to four community groups and the LifeHouse Forensic Interviewer testified in three court cases.  LifeHouse Volunteers were also busy helping with our March St. Patrick’s Day Food Sale fundraiser. During the parade, held on March 12, LifeHouse sold breakfast and lunch items throughout the morning to float entrants and parade goers and raised over $1,000 to help us serve child victims of sexual abuse, extreme physical abuse and children who witness violent crime.
Thank you to everyone who participated!

-Kelly Durkin, Executive Director

Show Us Your Selfie for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Back by popular demand, LifeHouse is having another Selfie Campaign to help raise awareness about the fight against child abuse. Send us your pictures wearing blue, holding a blue pinwheel, or holding a sign with #LHChildAbusePrevention. Don't forget to tag LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center and add the hashtag.

We will draw one winner at random and one winner for the most creative selfie at the end of the month. We have seen blue pinwheels at Dillons and Dollar Tree or stop by LifeHouse and pick up a blue pinwheel from us! Can't wait to see your pictures!



22nd Annual LifeHouse Golf Tournament!

We have moved our tournament to Lake Shawnee Golf Course this year! 

Registration is $340 per foursome/$85 per person and includes greens fees, carts, lunch, prizes, player gifts, refreshments and more! Golf teams are filling up fast, first come, first served! Contact us today to check for availability. Longtime sponsor
Carlos O’ Kelly’s will be served at the after party again.

Sponsor and Donor opportunities are still available to let the community know you support child victims of abuse! 

You can find Team Registration Forms, Sponsor Forms and Donor forms at Don’t hesitate to contact LifeHouse for more information about this awesome Golf Tournament and get registered today! 



Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 8 
Wear Blue for Kids Day
Wear blue to show your support for the fight against child abuse.

Saturday, April 23
Bridge to Bridge 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Topeka!  Proceeds to benefit LifeHouse!  Sign up here.

Friday, May 20 
22nd Annual LifeHouse Golf Tournament at Lake Shawnee Golf Course.  More info at

Tuesday, June 7
Topeka Gives 
Mark your calendars for this one day opportunity to donate to your favorite charity and have your donation matched by the Topeka Community Foundation.  More info here.

Saturday, September 24
4th Annual Dueling Pianos 
Save the date!





LifeHouse Staff: 

Kelly Durkin
Executive Director 

Jill Shehi Chapman 
Program Director/ 
Forensic Interviewer 

Lane McNeil
Family Advocate

Board of Directors: 

Lisa Fulbright President
Jim Garrison President Elect
Kevin Kongs Treasurer
Barb Dominguez  Secretary 
Ed Serrano Immediate Past President

Members at Large:
Lou Allen
Gail Alderson
Tanya Arévalo Bingham
Michael Bush
Julie Clanton 
Tamera Crider 
Barb Dominguez
Evan Fisher 
Steve Johnson
Janet Rinehart
Frank Ross

Have you signed up your Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card?  At no extra cost to you, your purchases will benefit LifeHouse! Last year, LifeHouse received $1029.69 all thanks to YOU! (If you signed up in 2015, you will still need to sign up again for 2016.) It’s so easy!

1. Go to

2. Sign In OR Create an Account

3. Fill out the boxes and click on “ENROLL NOW”
4. Search for "LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center" or search 13830 (LifeHouse’s assigned number) and click “ENROLL”

5. At the bottom of the receipt, you will see “At your request, Dillons is donating to LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center”!

Tell your friends, family and co-workers about the Dillons Community Rewards Program! Thank you very much for your support.





Incorporated November 5th, 1999; 501(c)(3)

Our mailing address is:
LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center
303 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 2
Topeka, KS  66603

785-232-5433  (phone)
785-232-5434  (fax)

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