News

Thistle Farms Housing Justice Fund
One of the greatest challenges for our graduates is finding affordable housing - free of triggers from their past. This Spring, our Board voted to invest in two new developments to facilitate affordable housing for women survivors in Nashville.
New Programs Serving Women Artisans Globally
More than retail partners, Global Shared Trade provides access to an international community of support, including networking, mentoring, workshops, consultations, product development, and branding development. 
Thistle Farms Celebrates 25 Years with Gala 
More than 250 people gathered in April to honor Thistle Farms past, celebrate our present, and dream about our future at a gala held in Nashville.
Introducing Our Graduating Class of 2022
Meet some of the bravest, strongest women we know. 
Thistle - The Documentary
Filmed over 3 years, Thistle follows several women at Thistle Farms and through their stories introduces the audience to the healing work that's been evolving within the community over the last 25 years.
Thistle Network Grows By 73 Beds in 2021
Since its launch in 2013, the Network has expanded steadily. There are currently 64 open residential programs across 31 states, including the recent addition of an international home in Belize. As the number of beds increases, so does the capacity for more women survivors to have a safe space to begin their healing journey.
CEO Transition To Take Place Mid-2022
Hal Cato to hand off CEO role in Summer 2022. Executive search to begin early next year.
Announcing Alisa Bernard as Director of Public Policy & Advocacy
Alisa resides in Washington, D.C. where she will collaborate with NCOSE and other organizations to identify legislative opportunities to address the sexual abuse and exploitation of women. 
New Manufacturing & Logistics Facility Planned For Spring 2022
The new facility is more than twice as large our current facility, paving the way for the growth of our social enterprises and more employment for women survivors.
4 Graduates on Manufacturing Team Receive Promotions
With a new manufacturing expansion on the horizon, we are pleased to announce some key promotions within our manufacturing team!
Thistle Farms Leadership Recognized in Nashville Awards
We are honored to be recognized among Nashville’s exceptional business community during such a challenging year, and thrilled for the well deserved recognition of Hal and Renee.
2020-2021 Annual Report
In a year that put all odds against growth, obstacles in the path of miracles, and challenges on the journey to sanctuary - together - we overcame.

Thistle Farms Events

16 -17 AUG
Nashville, TN Education Workshop