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. Read More
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. Read More
Join us as we honor 20 remarkable years during an evening at the Ryman Auditorium. Musical guests Reba McEntire, John Prine, Amanda 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
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.
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.