The Power of Sisterhood
Lighting The Way for Our Next Sister
When a woman graduates from our 2 year program, she becomes a Sister for Life -
and then reaches back to light the way for the next woman.

Residential Program

Two years of housing, case management, healthcare, counseling, education, and employment - free of charge. 

Social Enterprise

Our 3 social enterprises - Body & Home, The Café, and Global Shared Trade - provide survivors with both gateway and permanent jobs.

National Network

Thistle Farms' network of 90+ Sister Organizations is the largest in the USA, providing 500+ beds for women survivors.

Sisterhood: From Our Founder to a 2021 Thistle Farms Graduate

Becca

Thistle Farms Founder and President

"Regina, one of the first program graduates, showed me how it is possible for us to take up our crosses and follow love.”

Regina

Member of Our First Graduating Class in 1999

“Being trafficked, I lost everything, including myself. Becca was my lifeline. She believed in me.”

Ericka

2003 Graduate

“I didn’t think there was redemption for my life, but Regina changed my mind when she visited the jail and told me her story. She was my hope shot. She’s the reason why I never went back.”

Shelia

2007 Graduate and Director of Residential Services

“In the past, I used with Leigh. Once I completed the recovery program, I told her about it. I knew she could be the hero of her own story.”

Leigh

2021 Graduate and Logistics Team Lead

“When I hit rock bottom, I called Shelia. Watching her gave me hope. She told me, ‘Always dream.”