In 2008, Bruce Robinson had nowhere to turn. Struggling with alcohol abuse and seeking direction, Bruce arrived at Talbot House Ministries. Talbot House renewed his hope and gave him another chance at life. Now Bruce shares that hope with others.
After successfully completing his residential program and graduating, Bruce was offered a job at Talbot House as the Program Driver. Bruce shared, “It was never my intention to find a job. I came to Talbot House because I needed help, but Talbot House saw something in me and offered me more.”
After a couple of years of driving residents to and from appointments, Bruce’s work ethic and rapport with clients was evident. He was offered a part-time job as a Shelter Monitor, and then another as a Cook. During this time, Bruce also lived in one of our on-campus housing units.
When the Kitchen Director position became available, Talbot House knew who to ask. Bruce worked as the Kitchen Director full-time for three years, planning and organizing our food pantry and feeding program. Now working full-time, Bruce had the resources that he needed to move out on his own. But Bruce’s journey at Talbot House didn’t end there. Bruce now works as a full-time Shelter Monitor ensuring the safety of our campus and keeping our daily operations running smoothly. His leadership and expertise make all the difference for our clients in need.
“Wherever they need me, I just say yes.”
What has kept Bruce at Talbot House for so long? Bruce shared, “It’s simple. I love what I do. Helping people, serving the community, giving hope. It makes me feel good. Talbot House did it for me and now I can do it for others.”
Thank you, Bruce Robinson, for a decade of service at Talbot House! Our staff, residents, and guests are so thankful for the many roles you have served with excellence.