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. 

Announcing Our Graduating Class of 2021

Every spring, we celebrate some of the strongest women we know: our program graduates. This is our 21st graduation - a milestone we could not have reached without your support.

Expansion of Program Serving Incarcerated Survivors

A grant from the Tennessee Department of Corrections will enable us to double our program that helps survivors begin healing while still incarcerated. 

Thistle Farms Opens Safe House in Nashville

This new home is the first in First Middle Tennessee to provide short-term, emergency housing for trafficking survivors. 

9 Global Shared Trade Partners Receive Relief Grant

Funding offset revenue loss due to the pandemic, and supported artisan and community well-being, product financing, village sanitation, and eco-sustainable projects.

Announcing Our Graduating Class of 2020

We could not be more proud and hopeful for each of our 9 graduates. 

Practical Love in Action

We are thrilled that The Café is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to prepare 1280 lunches per week for 256 for children with families facing hardship due to COVID-19. 

Thistle Farms COVID Response

While coronavirus changes so much about our daily lives, it can't quarantine the things we cherish deeply at Thistle Farms - healing, justice, and love. 

Thistle Farms Launches Phase II of Growth Campaign

Largest individual gift in our history will seed the strengthening of our infrastructure and expansion of our programs and social enterprises.

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