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Where is Love Calling You?

Where is Love Calling You?

May 30, 2017

Becca Stevens recently sat down with Rod Arnold, cofounder and host of the  Leading Good  podcast, for a vibrant conversation that focuses on the healing power of love. Becca explains her personal motivation behind creating Thistle Farms, the intention to create  healing  products, and Thistle Farm’s recent expansion.
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A New Day

A New Day

May 15, 2017

Deanna has been a resident at Thistle Farms for 17 months. Deanna works in manufacturing and creates the beautiful and healing new products released this month. While the production process and products have evolved, she has changed alongside them since arriving at Magdalene, the residential program.
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While the Cafe renovates, Donna reminds us to Come Together

While the Cafe renovates, Donna reminds us to Come Together

March 31, 2017

Donna Dozier, one of the Café’s passionate staff, shares what will make the Cafe feel like home. The Café is undergoing a massive renovation that will allow us to gather more comfortably but with the same hospitality of coming home. During renovations, some of the Café staff have been honing their skills at a variety of local businesses.
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The Thistle Farms 20th Anniversary Fundraiser: Love Letters

March 30, 2017

Join us as we honor 20 remarkable years during an evening at the Ryman Auditorium. Musical guests  Reba McEntireJohn PrineAmanda Shires and  Shemekia Copeland, will join Founder Becca Stevens and the women of Thistle Farms for “Love Letters: Thistle Farms Turns 20.” The event will be a festive, soulful, and spiritual celebration of two decades of work, firmly rooted in the belief that love is the strongest force for change in the world.

Love Letters: Thistle Farms Turns 20

May 3, 2017, 7:30pm, The Ryman Auditorium

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Magdalene on the Inside: A chance to be someone new

February 14, 2017

Magdalene on the Inside is a program of Thistle Farms that supports incarcerated women through informed care, encouragement towards healing, and a structured place to live after their release. Magdalene on the Inside began in December 2013 at Tennessee Women’s Prison under the leadership of Sheila McClain, a Thistle Farms graduate and survivor-leader.
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From a Father to a Daughter: Love Heals Families, One Day at a Time

January 19, 2017

Love heals women, one day at a time; and, love heals family relationships, one day at a time. Thistle Farms​ ​is the miracle that​ ​my daughter​ ​Rachel needed coming out of prison having lost everything in her life. The miracle she needed provided a safe place for recovery from almost 20 years of substance abuse and addiction​ ​-- years of treatment, recovery and relapse.
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