Non-profit Spotlight: Talbot House Ministries

Non-profit Spotlight: Talbot House Ministries

Talbot House Ministries offers a variety of services aimed to help people get back on their feet, and break the bondage of poverty.

We work with our brothers and sisters who are homeless to empower them to take their lives back by overcoming addiction, as well as barriers to education and employment.

We serve the county’s poor and uninsured through our Good Samaritan Clinic, providing medical, dental and mental health services to people who might otherwise have no access to health care, and we feed the hungry in our area through our pantry program and congregate dining services.

Our focus is on working with each individual to strengthen the mind, body and spirit so that they can not only see a different future for themselves, but work towards that new future.

The Renewal Program through Talbot House offers Polk County’s homeless population a chance to make lifelong changes to improve their well-being, become stabilized, and remain independent in society. Renewal Program participants are given the chance to get their life back on track through the help of our qualified staff.

We offer classes and groups that help to encourage goals, motivate change, understand addiction/mental illness, as well as provide tools such as budgeting, money management, education opportunities, job skills development, and therapy services to help lead program participants back on the path to being independent members of society.

Our Solutions Program is our job training, placement and mentoring program offered to Talbot House clients and clients from the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Clients learn how to develop resumes, interview for jobs, work as a team, and master basic job skills such as timeliness. In addition, once placed in a job, mentoring and coaching services are provided to ensure success on the job. Stable employment is a vital component of maintaining stable housing, and our program offers intensive skills training to ensure good outcomes.

The Good Samaritan Free Clinic provides health and dental service to the uninsured in Polk County. The clinic is operated by a clinic director and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, including:  physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurse, registered nurses, certified health educator and administrative specialists.

The Good Samaritan Free Clinic is an ongoing program of Talbot House Ministries providing vital medical services to people in need regardless of their religious, social or economic background.

Services include:

· Physicals/Check ups

· Disease management

· Diabetic Clinic

· Dental Care

· School Physicals for children

· Well woman exams/STD Testing

· Medication assistance with on-site pharmacy

Through our Food Services program, we serve almost 500 meals each day, seven days each week, to the hungry or homeless in our community, while administering food boxes to families in our community every Friday. The goal of our program is to ensure that no one who comes to our door leaves hungry.

Talbot House is located at 814 N. Kentucky Ave. in Lakeland. For more info call 863-687-8475 or visit