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19 04, 2022

You Are Invited: Rose Tea 2022

By |2022-04-19T17:59:00+00:00April 19th, 2022|News|

The Talbot House Ministries’ Auxiliary warmly invites you to attend their annual Rose Tea on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. The event will be hosted at All Saints' Episcopal Church, located at 202 S Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801. The afternoon will consist of a tea service, entertainment, and a hat parade—all in [...]

14 04, 2022

Planning the Year Ahead

By |2022-04-18T12:34:31+00:00April 14th, 2022|News|

This April, Talbot House Ministries held a strategic planning board retreat to discuss opportunities for growth over the next five years. We are grateful to GiveWell Community Foundation for providing funding to support this retreat as part of their Empower Polk grant cycle. An amazing group of strategic planning professionals from Publix Super Markets facilitated [...]

14 04, 2022

Rise to the Challenge

By |2022-04-14T18:16:34+00:00April 14th, 2022|News|

Talbot House Ministries must raise nearly $3.2 million annually to operate our shelter, recovery program, employment and training program, and medical clinic. This spring, our Board of Directors is issuing a challenge – to raise $150,000 to support essential programs and services. Will you rise to the challenge? In 2021, Talbot House Ministries was able [...]

14 04, 2022

Resident Profile: Sylvia

By |2022-04-14T18:17:11+00:00April 14th, 2022|News|

In December 2019, Sylvia was in a car accident that left her with a broken leg and collar bone. She was not approved to receive disability benefits and began to struggle with depression and anxiety. Battling suicidal thoughts and unable to work, she arrived at Talbot House Ministries in November 2021. “I wanted to end [...]

14 04, 2022

Thanking Our Volunteers

By |2022-04-18T12:32:29+00:00April 14th, 2022|News|

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we are so grateful for every person who serves at Talbot House Ministries! We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the dedicated service of our volunteers. In the past year, more than 100 volunteers have completed over 2,500 hours. We average 30 volunteers and 200 hours [...]

17 03, 2022

Rising to the Challenge

By |2022-03-17T17:27:37+00:00March 17th, 2022|News|

The life-changing work taking place at Talbot House Ministries is only possible thanks to generous gifts from people like you. This spring, our Board of Directors is issuing a challenge – to raise $150,000 to support essential programs and services benefitting people like Audrey. “My money ran out, and I was walking aimlessly through the [...]

17 03, 2022

Resident Profile: Richard

By |2022-03-17T15:13:52+00:00March 17th, 2022|News|

After getting involved with the wrong crowd, Richard realized that he didn't want to continue on the dark path that he was walking. Unsure of how to go about reclaiming his life, he heard testimonials about Talbot House Ministries and knew that joining the program would be his best option. Now, Richard is making important [...]

17 03, 2022

A Solutions Summit

By |2022-03-17T12:44:40+00:00March 17th, 2022|News|

Join Talbot House Ministries, The Salvation Army, the Homeless Coalition of Polk County, Polk for Recovery, and LkldNow for a free, community discussion entitled "Humanity, Housing and Homelessness: A Solutions Summit." This free community event is designed to engage the public in addressing homelessness and affordable housing, sharing the resources that are currently available to [...]

17 03, 2022

Community Needs Assessment

By |2022-03-17T12:41:26+00:00March 17th, 2022|News|

United Way of Central Florida and GiveWell Community Foundation are working together to conduct a tri-county needs assessment to learn about the strengths and challenges experienced in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. This survey is designed to gather opinions from the residents of these counties to identify their community needs and address them. Critical issues [...]

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