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.

In December, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County honored Thistle Farms with a resolution commemorating our 25 years of work helping women survivors of exploitation, commercial sex trafficking, and addiction. 

Members of the Women’s Caucus took turns reading aloud the resolution, which detailed the history of Thistle Farms’ work from the first our residential house to the opening of the Café at Thistle Farms to our work with our Global Shared Trade partners and our ever-growing National Network of sister organizations.

We are humbled and grateful to all 35 members of the Metro Council who co-sponsored the resolution to show support for the work we do. 

As our founder, Becca Stevens, said on the floor of the Council Chambers, “I don't know that Thistle Farms would have made it in any other city. This is a generous and beautiful community and I have been surprised over and over by how people love us and support us.

From the bottom of our hearts: thank you, Nashville and Metro Council. Your ongoing support has allowed us to spread love and opportunity for women survivors these past 25 years. We are honored to call this city our home and look forward to continuing this work until all the women still on the streets searching for a way home are able to find the safety and healing they deserve.

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