Light the Way Home

Our free, 2 year program offers women survivors of trafficking and exploitation a sanctuary to heal and thrive. Your purchase funds our mission and creates employment for women survivors.

Join The Vigil

Every day for 25 years, we have lit a candle at our Nashville headquarters as a symbol of sanctuaryand hope for the next woman.

Community is the Oldest Form of Healing In The World

Most of the women we serve first experienced sexual abuse between ages 7-11, began using alcohol or drugs by age 13, and first hit the streets between the ages of 14 -16. 

We believe that love is more powerful than all the forces that drive women to the street, and a strong community will help them not only heal, but thrive.

Love Heals

Together, we can ensure access to safe and supportive housing, financial independence, and a lifelong community of support.


Becca Stevens

A childhood survivor of sexual abuse, Becca Stevens opened Thistle Farms, a two-year residential community for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction in 1997.

What began with five women and one house has grown to a thriving social enterprise, a network of more than 550 safe beds, and an artisan network that employs 1,400 women around the world.