The Women of Thistle Farms


Candidate for 2022 Graduation

Reba McEntire presented Terrié with a furnished apartment and 2 years of paid rent through a partnership with Lifetime, Regions, Thistle Farms, and Urban Housing Solution.

4 Years Clean

Finally, I feel like I am the woman I was always supposed to be. I’m the mother my children need and deserve.

2020 Graduate

I have a new sense of freedom knowing that I can go anywhere and not be afraid anymore. I can finally go back home and enjoy visits with my grandchild, without looking over my shoulder in fear.

6 Years Clean

While getting her license, Marcia discovered an active warrant in another county -- and $20,000 in fines. She was devastated, but as Marcia says, “her Thistle Farms family went to work".

2012 Graduate

25 years ago, Jennifer was trapped in dangerous cycles of addiction and abuse on the streets of Nashville. Devastated by her inability to provide for her newborn son, she chose to surrender him to be adopted.

2017 Graduate

As part of my healing journey, I wanted to restore my voting rights. I didn’t know if it was even possible. I hadn’t voted in ten years. The process is lengthy, but on the other side, my voting rights were restored!

2015 Graduate

Just being able to have the key to turn the to the Thistle Farms Residential door was amazing. But then to have your own key, to turn your own door was something else.

2012 Graduate

I thought I was getting a ride back to the streets, but I got a ride into the will of God.

2007 Graduate

Today I’m married to the love of my life, I’m a mother to my daughter, and I enjoy my work as National Sales Director. I’m thankful that my family and Thistle Farms never gave up on me and I get to pay that forward by believing that love can heal the next woman to come through our doors.

2005 Graduate

Before, I was in and out of jail, and I delivered my daughter in handcuffs. Today I’m drug free and I work in the Finance Department as the Accounts Payable Manager. 

2020 Graduate

This community and all of my sisters are the most important things in my life. I love my job in our manufacturing department. It’s my dream job and I can’t wait to get here every morning. I have my own place now and when I get back there after work I feel so happy to be there and to be me. 

2020 Graduate

The women who first told me about Thistle Farms are as awesome as they were when we first met, except now that goodness is accompanied by meaningful employment, drug free living, and freedom. I owe my life to this place of unconditional love and support and to the women who led me here.

2021 Candidate for Graduation

Because I took the time to heal, I can now look forward to building a beautiful future with my children. 

2020 Graduate

I was so tired when I laid it all down. Years of trafficking, addiction, and shame had chipped away at me and there wasn’t much left. It took every remaining bit of me to ask for help. That was the day when I started a new life.

2020 Graduate

One of the greatest gifts of healing is that it has a tendency to spread. My own wellness has brought restoration to my family. Sometimes that light makes its way into places that didn’t even know they were dark until the light showed up.

2020 Graduate

Living life as a sober person is new to me. Being in a loving community is new to me. Having a great job is new to me. Being trusted is new to me. Thistle Farms helped me get my life back and I'm going to live it to the fullest.

2020 Graduate

I lived in the mud for a long time and my mom and my sister prayed for me constantly. Little did any of us know that while it looked like those prayers weren’t working, they were. My roots grew strong and I can stand tall on my own now.