Talbot House is Polk County's most comprehensive provider of services for homeless men and women.

Through food, shelter, free medical and dental care, residential recovery programs, employment training and placement, and affordable housing opportunities, we restore hope and empower homeless men and women in Polk County to achieve self-sufficiency. We believe every life matters, and we offer hope and help, one person at a time.
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Comprehensive services include:

  • Men’s and women’s shelter

  • Three meals a day

  • Food pantry

  • Free medical clinic

  • Job assistance and vocational rehabilitation

  • Permanent housing assistance

  • Sobriety, clean-living classes


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“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Hebrews 13:16