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Talbert House was founded as an experiment to integrate ex-offenders back into the community. In August 1965, with a budget of $30,000 from private donations, the first halfway house program opened.

Today, Talbert House operates multiple service areas in conjunction with its affiliate Gateways, A Recovery Center throughout Greater Cincinnati. The services are offered to a broad-based population with the agency's mission in mind: to improve social behavior and enhance personal recovery and growth. Talbert House helps thousands of men, women, and children throughout Southwest Ohio overcome adversity to become healthy and productive citizens.

Talbert House was named after Dr. Ernest Talbert (1879-1971), Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, for his support of community alternatives rather than institutional care.

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