25 05, 2023

Feed His Sheep

By |2023-05-25T15:59:18+00:00May 25th, 2023|News|

What a day. Your to-do list was long but your resolve to complete it lasted longer. Projects finished, errands run, dependents cared for. Check, check, check. As you bask in the glow of your productivity, a low rumble humbles you and you are suddenly reminded that one of your basic to-do’s hasn’t been to-done; you [...]

27 04, 2023

Little Bus Books: Next Stop, No Covers

By |2023-04-27T20:45:36+00:00April 27th, 2023|News|

Books hold a unique magic. They build bridges where there is division and widened closed minds. Books put words to fantastical ideas and feelings we struggle to articulate. In the words of Little Bus Books co-owner, Lynsey Pippen, “Books are an unobtrusive way to step into someone’s life and see from their perspective.” And that [...]

24 03, 2023

A Moment Away From Different

By |2023-04-03T12:52:01+00:00March 24th, 2023|News|

After 43 years as the top service provider in Polk County, Talbot House Ministries launched the county's first Homeless Diversion Program, furthering the ministry's impact. The program's vision is to remove barriers to housing through one-time financial assistance.  Ultimately, the hope is to provide solutions to simpler challenges of qualifying individuals facing homelessness. Challenges that [...]

23 02, 2023

A Solution and A Legacy

By |2023-02-23T17:00:15+00:00February 23rd, 2023|News|

Loss has a profound and unique effect on everyone it encounters. On January 22, 2023, the Talbot House family faced an unexpected and heartbreaking loss–the loss of a friend, colleague, and mentor, Mrs. Michell Young Wilson. Coming out of retirement, Michell accepted the role of Job Skills Instructor for Talbot House’s employment program, Solutions. After [...]

23 02, 2023

A Place to Call Home

By |2023-02-23T16:47:38+00:00February 23rd, 2023|News|

  Of all the things that define us, so little credit is given to the influence of our homes. The consistency of four walls, the stability of a roof over our heads, the security of a place to call our own. In the words of Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, “There is nothing more important [...]

18 01, 2023

Around The House: Meet The Board

By |2023-01-19T20:57:49+00:00January 18th, 2023|News|

  Former President Harry S. Truman once said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets credit.” In the last 40 years of serving our community, Talbot House Ministries has become an accomplished organization. While the cumulative efforts of staff members over many seasons can be credited for a [...]

18 01, 2023

Ready, Set, Grow: Maria Cruz’s Heart & Vision to Carry On The Legacy of Talbot House Ministries

By |2023-01-18T16:05:44+00:00January 18th, 2023|News|

  Born and raised in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Maria Cruz is the fourth of five children. Her upbringing is filled with memories of her mother managing a boot factory, her father working as a police officer, music drifting through her home, cousins, aunts, and uncles always present, and leading the youth ministry of her Catholic [...]

5 01, 2023

Talbot House Ministries Announces New Executive Director Maria Cruz

By |2023-01-05T15:35:43+00:00January 5th, 2023|News|

(Lakeland, FL) The Board of Directors of Talbot House Ministries proudly announces the promotion of María Cruz, MNP, PMP, CCM, to the position of Executive Director effective January 7, 2023. Cruz succeeds Dr. Brenda C. Reddout, who has served as Executive Director for nearly seven years. Cruz, currently the Senior Director of Programs and Services, [...]

6 12, 2022

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed: Thanksgiving 2022

By |2022-12-07T18:03:51+00:00December 6th, 2022|News|

Talbot House is blessed by the support of the community. Over Thanksgiving week, several volunteers and volunteer groups spent time serving residents and guests. Some of the volunteer groups who served were Campbells, We Are Our Community Outreach and G.R.A.C.E.D. Outreach, and Soni Practice. 340 meals were served on Thanksgiving. Talbot House case manager, Angelina, [...]

6 12, 2022

Talbot House Prioritizes Mental Health Services

By |2022-12-07T19:42:06+00:00December 6th, 2022|News|

Talbot House Ministries’ Good Samaritan Free Clinic was honored by Teva Pharmaceuticals, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), and Direct Relief at the NAFC 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium in Indianapolis, IN. Among 10 other free and charitable clinics across California, Florida, and New Jersey, Talbot Hous Ministries’ (THM) clinic was awarded $75,000 [...]

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