Hi_Crest_Neighbors_web-300x199The first attempt of engaging the greater Topeka community is to reach out to the Hi-Crest West area. We are working with churches and inviting organizations and agencies to bring in the tools necessary to help individuals become equipped, empowered and achieve success. Come to a task force meeting for more information!






Quick stats on Hi-Crest West

  • 92% of kids living in poverty
  • 55% of adults living in poverty
  • 15% of adults with substance abuse treatment admissions (highest in SN County
  • 13% of CINC (Children In Need of Care) Reports (highest in SN County)
  • 12.3% Referrals to Family Preservation (second highest in SN County)
  • 16.9% Families with children served through Foster Care (highest in SN County)
  • The Hi-Crest zip code 66605 has the highest infant mortality rate in the state
  • 25% Unemployment Rate 25% (Topeka unemployment rate is 11.6%)
  • 46% are non-traditional single parent
  • 77% single moms
  • 23% single dads
  • 79% Non-Hispanic
  • 27% African American
  • 21% Hispanic