Shawnee County Advocacy Council on Aging

CRC serves as an advocate for older citizens of Shawnee County by maintaining awareness and familiarity with agencies serving older citizens, by identifying unmet needs of those citizens and helping to provide necessary services on a county‑wide basis. CRC provides business, financial, and technical support to SCACA by providing staffing, financial management, and long-term strategic planning.


If you would like more information, please contact:
Mary Thomas 


Request for Proposals:

Shawnee County Advocacy Council on Aging had issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) dated March 1, 2021, for applicants wanting to receive Senior Social Service Program Funding.  These funds are intended to underwrite programs for the elderly exclusively by Senior Programs for the Elderly (SPE) funded agencies to increase the quantity and the quality of life for senior adults in Shawnee County, Kansas. The funds for this grant are closed for 2021 year. Please look back for funding in February of 2022. 

Resources/Information: is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Visit their Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide here.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides educational materials to caregivers that provide tips and strategies to incorporate into their routines at their website.

Paying For Senior Care is a website with resources that can help seniors and their families understand all the programs that can help pay for senior care.

Medicare Plans provides information on the different coverage options to help guide seniors through all of the available plans.

Current Members:

American Red Cross
Breakthrough House, Inc.
Catholic Charities
City of Topeka – Housing & Neighborhood Development
Community Action, Inc.
Community Resources Council
Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc.
Doorstep, Inc.
Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.
RoseVilla Hope House
Kansas Children’s Service League
Kansas Department for Children & Family
Kansas Department of Commerce
Kansas Department of Corrections
Kansas Works
Let’s Help, Inc.
Marian Clinic
Mirror, Inc. – Work for Success
Quincy Animal Shelter
The Salvation Army
Topeka Housing Authority
Topeka Metro
Topeka Rescue Mission, Inc.
Topeka Workforce Center
USD 501
Valeo Behavioral Health Care
Veteran Affairs
YWCA – Center for Safety Empowerment