Who Is TIS – Tom Arnold

For this episode of Who Is TIS, we are excited to introduce you to Tom Tom K. Arnold! Tom is the chair of our Volunteer Committee, and from...

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FAQ: How do we measure the success rate?

The ultimate goal for all of our guests is sustainable financial independence. As this is quite a long process, we have individuals or...

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FAQ: How can people in the community help?

We are fortunate to have support from every corner of our community.  Hundreds of volunteers help provide supervision, meals, and...

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FAQ: How does the transitional housing program work?

Through partnerships with the Housing Commission of Talbot and private landlords, we have procured several off-site transitional...

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FAQ: What are some of the rules guests must follow?

Both our shelters and our transitional apartments are drug and alcohol-free facilities. Use of these substances is grounds for immediate...

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FAQ: Do guests need to leave the shelter during the day?

When we were a rotating winter shelter, guests would have to leave at 7 am each morning so that the faith communities could operate for the...

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FAQ: Are people ever kicked out of the program?

Our program is certainly not for everyone. It is a long process, and takes a lot of stamina, the ability to follow rules and respect...

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FAQ: How do people who need shelter find out about TIS?

Guests are generally referred to us by local service agencies, other local shelters that do not have space available, and sometimes the...

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FAQ: What is the process for someone to be admitted into TIS?

Potential guests must call in and speak with Operations Manager Fran Doran if they need shelter. Fran performs a phone interview and...

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FAQ: What does S4 stand for?

Shelter, Stability, Support, Success. This is the program we have developed to guide guests from homelessness to independence. Once they...

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