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16 04, 2021

A Grand Occasion: Opening the Vermont Place Apartments

By |2021-04-16T13:31:47+00:00April 16th, 2021|News|

Last week, the community of Lakeland celebrated the grand opening of the Vermont Place Apartments project and welcomed its first tenants. “This changes everything,” Rev. McEntire remarked as he opened the ceremony with prayer. While the 16 units at Vermont Place represent a relatively small project compared to the great need for affordable housing in [...]

15 04, 2021

Your Support Helps Talbot House Grow

By |2021-04-15T19:21:02+00:00April 15th, 2021|News|

This spring, Talbot House Ministries embraces the renewing influence of God’s love in so many areas. Lives are being transformed daily. Some projects are reaching completion, while others are just beginning. Your gifts to support our ministry make this progress possible. In John’s life, renewal has meant improving his physical and mental health at the [...]

15 04, 2021

Best Wishes and a Warm Welcome

By |2021-04-15T19:26:17+00:00April 15th, 2021|News|

Behind the scenes, Wendy Carr-Durbin kept Talbot House Ministries running smoothly for the last five years. Her work as Comptroller extended much further than the budgets and billing, and we are profoundly grateful for the legacy she is leaving as she retires this spring. Above, Wendy honors the life of Peggy Watkins at a [...]

10 03, 2021

Vermont Place Grand Opening!

By |2021-03-11T15:21:19+00:00March 10th, 2021|News|

The time has finally come for the Vermont Place Apartment's grand opening! This month we started welcoming applications for residents, and in April, we invite you to virtually attend the opening ceremony to celebrate this great accomplishment. This 16-unit affordable apartment complex represents Talbot House's commitment to offering comprehensive services for the poor, homeless, and [...]

10 03, 2021

Talbot House Ministries Now Accepting Tenant Applications for Vermont Place Apartments

By |2021-03-10T13:05:10+00:00March 10th, 2021|News|

Talbot House Ministries is currently accepting tenant applications for its soon-to-be-completed affordable housing project, the Vermont Place Apartments, located at 912 and 920 N. Vermont Ave. The application is available here. Paper applications are also available upon request at Talbot House’s main campus, 814 N. Kentucky Ave. Renovations of the properties will be completed in [...]

8 03, 2021

Finding Solutions

By |2021-03-11T15:14:47+00:00March 8th, 2021|News|

Talbot House's Solutions department helps people build skills, gain resources, and make connections to attain independence. The solution isn't just to get a job; we want people to grow their abilities and knowledge to gain meaningful employment and reach success in their life and career. Homeless individuals without a job or income are unlikely to [...]

8 03, 2021

Service Spotlight: Housing Edition

By |2021-03-08T16:26:48+00:00March 8th, 2021|News|

Did you know Talbot House's housing department not only helps on-campus residents, but also individuals and families across Polk County? Families experience all kinds of crises that can lead to homelessness, from a house fire to job loss, domestic violence, or mental health issues.  Working closely with the Homeless Coalition of Polk County, our affordable [...]

8 03, 2021

Resident Profile: Debra

By |2021-03-08T16:24:14+00:00March 8th, 2021|News|

Imagine living with your significant other for over 25 years, and one day your life you built together just vanishes. That is precisely what happened to Debra when she came home to find her partner locked her out of the home. All of Debra's possessions, including clothing, medication, and sentimental items, were held hostage by [...]

11 02, 2021

Resident Profile: Bianca

By |2021-02-11T17:22:24+00:00February 11th, 2021|News|

"I’ve learned recovery is not a straight path, it’s like a roller coaster.” Like most people, Bianca struggles with life’s everyday problems, like paying bills and raising her kids. However, as she also battled past trauma and mental health issues, these simple worries became more difficult. For a while she resisted help, thinking she could [...]

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