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12 09, 2019

Meet Erin!

By |2019-09-12T13:33:47+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

Talbot House Ministries welcomes its new Director of Development, Erin Martinez!   A native Floridian, Erin graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Communications with concentrations in Public Relations and Advertising. She has held a variety of communications-based roles with organizations including Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Polk County Public Schools, and her [...]

12 09, 2019

THM 400th Employed Milestone

By |2019-09-12T15:36:33+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

Talbot House’s “T.H.E. Solution” program recently celebrated an incredible milestone; they have now helped 400 clients secure part-time or full-time employment! Their 400th client, Trevor, recently started working as an Unloader in the Recycling Department of Rooms To Go. Trevor says he’s so glad to be working again because it means he is no longer [...]

12 09, 2019

Thank You, Publix!

By |2019-09-12T15:22:33+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

  We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities for their generous donation to help us address hunger and food insecurity in our community.  Their gift will go a long way toward providing nutritious meals to our guests and residents and also to the community at large by way [...]

12 09, 2019

Resident Profile: Meet Shynice!

By |2019-09-12T13:23:58+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

After losing her job unexpectedly, Shynice soon found herself without a safe place to stay and came to Talbot House for support. After three months, she’s already making great progress toward earning her GED and gaining the discipline and self-control she will need to achieve her dreams.   “The program works if you work it,” [...]

15 08, 2019

Resident Profile: Meet Pam!

By |2019-08-16T16:13:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

  Pam’s living circumstances changed soon after her son moved to Texas, causing her to come to Talbot House Ministries this May with an uncertain future. Now, three months into our Renewal program, Pam is completing classes designed to help her learn new skills and develop her self-esteem. She is an active volunteer and enjoys [...]

15 08, 2019

Housing Stabilization

By |2019-08-16T15:59:02+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

One of the primary goals of Talbot House Ministries is to help our clients transition from homelessness to self-sustainability.  We are blessed to benefit from several federal grants which help us provide many of our most crucial client-centered programs and services, including affordable housing initiatives. We are pleased to share that as of August 1, [...]

15 08, 2019

Calling All Woodcrafters!

By |2019-08-15T18:03:42+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

Talbot House is in need of at least two skilled individuals to volunteer their services in carpentry and woodworking.  Hobbyists are welcome; no professional licensing or certification is needed for this service.   Volunteers will be directly working with Talbot House residents who are interested in learning and developing skills in woodcraft.  These volunteers will [...]

22 07, 2019

Seeds of Hope: October 17

By |2019-07-22T18:46:36+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Newsletter|

It’s almost here! We’re quickly approaching the 40th anniversary of Talbot House’s founding. This means that a very important event is also approaching: our annual Seeds of Hope Banquet. To be held on October 17 at the RP Funding Center, the Seeds of Hope Banquet is our most important fundraising event of the year; its success is a determining factor [...]

22 07, 2019

Meet Joshua Bell

By |2019-07-22T18:44:37+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Newsletter|

  Proximity. Definition: Nearness in space, time or relationship. Joshua Bell didn’t realize when he became our Facilities Director how closely he would work with residents to maintain Talbot House and to carry out its mission. This small-town Indiana boy soon found out that this was no ordinary facilities job but one that required skills [...]

22 07, 2019

A Long Way

By |2019-07-22T18:42:39+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Newsletter|

  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 [...]