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8 09, 2020

Working Together: Another Family Reunited

By |2020-09-08T17:40:46+00:00September 8th, 2020|News|

Another family has been reunited thanks to partnerships with multiple service agencies in Polk County, including Talbot House Ministries. “Mary,” who asked that her legal name not be published, is a 27-year-old single mother of four with one on the way. She’s lived in Polk County all her life and graduated from Kathleen High School. [...]

8 09, 2020

Calling All Churches!

By |2020-09-08T17:35:25+00:00September 8th, 2020|News|

Is your congregation struggling to stay connected right now? Let Talbot House Ministries provide a unique opportunity to reconnect and discuss the mission field in our own backyard. Since our Seeds of Hope Banquet has been cancelled this year, we’re bringing Seeds of Hope testimonials directly to your church family! We are happy to visit [...]

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 [...]

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