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 ...

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 ...

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.

Becca Stevens Releases New Book: Practically Divine

Part poetry, part rant, part rumination on her mother’s wit and wisdom, Becca weaves an invitation to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Dana Wronski Joins Thistle Farms as Director of Café & Hospitality

Dana served as a volunteer and strategic advisory to Café leadership - encouraging and consulting for the past three years before agreeing to formally join the team. 

Thistle Farm Events

15 -16 MAY


Education Workshop
14 -15 AUG


Education Workshop
30 -31 OCT

Nashville, TN

Education Workshop