Honoring Juneteenth in Nashville

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. This historic day is a time for reflection, celebration, and recognition of ...

Thistle Farms Job Readiness Program Grows Alongside Opportunities

After establishing safe housing and a pathway to healing for each woman who enters the Thistle Farms Residential Program, the next step she makes is toward meaningful employment in one of our socia...

Thistle Farms at the Ryman: Revolutionary Love

On March 19, 2024, the Thistle Farms community gathered at the Mother Church of Music, the Ryman Auditorium, to celebrate the idea of Revolutionary Love - a driving force behind the work that Thist...

Thistle Farms Celebrates Legislative Win

Bill addressing inequities in Tennessee’s Aggravated Prostitution law heads to Governor’s desk  NASHVILLE, TN – Thistle Farms, an international nonprofit justice enterprise serving women survivo...

Street Outreach in Tennessee: Thistle Farms' Impact

Thistle Farms in Tennessee champions women affected by trafficking and addiction with its vital Street Outreach program. Explore their community-driven impact.

Woven in Gold: Dignified Employment Through Kazi's Artisan Impact

Adventure Meets Justice: Kazi’s Quest to provide Digified Employment Kazi is more than just a brand; it's an adventure-seeking, justice-driven mission. Through dignified employment, their aim is ...

Realtor Client Gifts with Purpose

Explore a timeless approach to realtor closing gifts with Thistle Farms. These gifts represent more than a simple gesture; they symbolize new beginnings and brighter futures. This is the essence of...

Sustainable Innovation: How Ta’na’na Fights Deforestation in Madagascar

Explore Sustainable Innovation in Madagascar's Rainforests: Learn how Shared Trade Partner Ta'na'na uplifts artisans, combats deforestation, and creates eco-friendly goods.

Introducing Our Graduating Class of 2023

Eleven women will completed our program this year and we want you to join us in congratulating and celebrating them!

The Many Faces of Human Trafficking

A reflection on Human Trafficking Awareness Month by Thistle Farms CEO Tasha Kennard.

Thistle Farms Receives Honor from Nashville's Metro Council

On December 6, Thistle Farms was honored by the city of Nashville for our 25th anniversary.

Thistle Farms Welcomes Tasha Bandy Kennard as CEO and Scott Ryder as CFO

Executive leadership appointments come as Thistle Farms crosses $12 million mark in annual donations and social enterprise revenue. 

New Home Provides 8 Additional Beds for Women Survivors

The newest residence will bring the total number of beds Thistle Farms hosts in Nashville to 36, including a short-term safe house, as well as long-term residences. 

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 affor...

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...

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 ...

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