For 40 years, Talbot House has served Polk County. Originally established as a simple soup kitchen, today Talbot House Ministries is Polk County’s most comprehensive provider of services for homeless men and women.


Services currently provided by Talbot House include:


  • Communal dining, serving over 400 hot meals per day to all who walk through our doors, with weekly food pantry serving community at large


  • Showers, clean bedding provided for all overnight guests


  • 140 beds, with additional temporary bedding for overflow


  • Transitional housing for those working to transition from homelessness to independence


  • Free clinic serving the poorest, uninsured of Polk County including services for diabetes and blood pressure management, well-women care, and general health services


  • Dental care provided for uninsured including preventative care, x-ray services, fillings and dentures


  • STEP and RENEWAL programs designed to help those vulnerable to homelessness learn skills to become independent and avoid future homelessness


  • Job counseling, training, certification programs and assistance to help find employment and stay employed


  • Case management services and counseling for those who receive ongoing services from Talbot House


  • Assistance through our housing program with long-term, sustainable housing assistance for those who are at risk of immediate homelessness


  • Community volunteers who provide services throughout Talbot House such as barber/hairdresser, yoga classes, bible studies, arts and crafts, mentoring, AA and GED classes and much more.



Mission Statement: “Through the love of God, Talbot House Ministries provides those in need with immediate basic services and opportunities for life renewal.”