For over 26 years, Thistle Farms has worked to change the way people see, understand, and support systems that exploit women - including addiction, incarceration, poverty, and trafficking.

A Note from Tasha

Dear Friends,

Here at Thistle Farms, we believe that everyone deserves a second opportunity - and a third and fourth - to be loved and have support as they step into a life ripe with opportunity. Our programs support women as they break free from a life not meant for them.

As you'll come to learn in the pages of this Annual Report, the statistics of human trafficking and prostitution are largely unknown, disturbing, and staggering. But between those data points are stories and experiences of real people that are profoundly moving.

We are grateful for your continued support of our mission, programs, and justice enterprise operations. Your gift of time, financial support, mentorship, and community building lights the way for the women still searching for a way home and ensures the sustainability of our programs.

In gratitude,

- Tasha Kennard, CEO

2022 - 2023

Annual Report

From the alleys and streets, to the committee hearings and court rooms, in all the gaps and broken systems, here's how we've worked to:

House. Heal. Employ. Respond.

In the past fiscal year, we:

  • Provided 9,947 nights of safe housing
  • Employed 69 graduates and current residents in our justice enterprise in Nashville, and more than 1,390 more around the world in our Shared Trade network
  • Held 470 psychoeducational classes for survivors in our two-year residential program
  • Celebrated 21 women graduating from our Job Readiness program
  • Poured 49,509 candles to light the way home for the next woman

Audited Financial Statements

2021 - 2022
2020 - 2021

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