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13 08, 2020

Back to School

By |2020-08-13T13:31:43+00:00August 13th, 2020|News|

As families across Polk County prepare to send their children back to school, Talbot House Ministries is doing its part to ensure that disadvantaged kids have the supplies they need to stay healthy and succeed. Through a partnership with One More Child, Talbot House Ministries was able to deliver 37 backpacks full of back-to-school supplies [...]

12 08, 2020

What’s Cookin’? A Look Inside the Talbot House Kitchen

By |2020-08-12T19:14:53+00:00August 12th, 2020|News|

In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of Talbot House Ministries. Amid the clanging of pots and pans, the smell of roasting meat, and the bustle of busy workers, our mission of caring for the homeless is made real. Residents and staff make it a point to stop by the kitchen whenever they can. [...]

16 07, 2020

Vermont Place Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony

By |2020-07-16T19:39:07+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

After much anticipation, shovels were raised, dirt was thrown, and prayers were spoken at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Vermont Place Apartments Tuesday. Together with local government leaders and project supporters, we celebrated a historic moment which will increase Talbot House Ministries’ capacity to offer affordable housing by 50 percent.  Once renovated, each of the [...]

16 07, 2020

A “New Normal”

By |2020-07-16T19:39:49+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

What is “normal?” This is a word that COVID-19 has changed for everyone in our community.  Talbot House Ministries has found a new normal in many capacities, from our housing program to the Solutions department.  Our “new normal” is allowing us to engage with clients in innovative ways, and we’re excited to be able to [...]

16 07, 2020

Candidate Meet and Greet

By |2020-07-16T19:38:27+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

Over the summer, Talbot House Ministries is welcoming candidates for local political offices to discuss issues with residents and staff in a casual setting. These forums are intended to prepare registered voters to make informed decisions at the August 18 primary elections and stay engaged in the political process. Congressional District 15 Democratic candidates Adam [...]

16 07, 2020

Resident Profile: Santiago

By |2020-07-16T19:02:50+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

According to Florida Department of Education, children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. Talbot House Ministries’ youngest client, Santiago, faced this exact predicament. After experiencing transitional homelessness as a teenager, Santiago’s school counselor referred him to Talbot House Ministries. Living with family was important to Santiago. However, [...]

16 07, 2020

Morning Meeting Miracles

By |2020-08-13T13:59:57+00:00July 16th, 2020|News|

Every morning, Talbot House Ministries staff and residents join together to celebrate personal achievements, make announcements, and pray together to start the day. Below are some of the small miracles shared in these meetings this month: August: Stanley celebrated one year clean and sober! Kelly returned from quarantine, and is grateful for her health and [...]

1 07, 2020

Vermont Place Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony July 14

By |2020-07-01T15:52:42+00:00July 1st, 2020|News|

Talbot House Ministries will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Vermont Place Apartments, at 912 and 920 N. Vermont Avenue, on July 14 at 8 a.m. Attendance is limited but community members can watch the ceremony live on social media. Talbot House Ministries received the Vermont Place Apartments property from the City of Lakeland last year [...]