Women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction deserve a second chance at life.
That’s why we provide:
Place to Live
Our 2-year residential program, based in Nashville, Tennessee, provides housing, food, healthcare, therapy and education, without charging residents.
Residents and graduates of our residential program are employed in one of our social enterprises. Here the women can learn new job skills and make a living wage to support themselves.learn more
Sisterhood of Support
Similar to an alumni network, after the women leave our program, they still have access to counseling, education opportunities and emergency financial assistance.
When you support Thistle Farms, you help women survivors heal.
see your impact
“This is the place where we get second—and third and fourth—chances. It’s where we can show our families and our kids that it is possible to regain our lives. I think I’m living proof that it happens.”
Here are 3 ways you can show love and give hope to women survivors:
Love doesn’t ask what you did. Love asks what happened TO you.
The roots of prostitution and trafficking are often found in severe childhood abuse, loss and/or neglect. It is these traumatic childhood experiences that pushed the women towards homelessness, addiction, prostitution, trafficking, and incarceration. They are survivors, and we offer unconditional love and support without judgment.
Love says come in off the streets, here’s a safe place to live.
Magdalene is the name of our 2-year residential program that offers women a peaceful place to live and receive support while they focus on living sober, honest and self-sufficient lives. All services are provided without government assistance and are free of charge.
Love says your physical and mental health is really important, and I’ll drive you to your appointments.
We believe it’s important to connect survivors with the specific services that will help them heal. This includes alcohol and drug treatment programs, mental health services and physical health care, as well as prescriptions, dental, and vision care.
Love says your dreams are attainable, and I’ll help you get the education or job skills you need to reach for the stars.
Many survivors haven’t earned their GED or held consistent employment. We don’t want anything to hold them back, so we provide the support they need to complete their education and acquire marketable job skills.
Love says here’s a job where you can earn a livable wage to support yourself - and you’ll feel good about the work you do.
We saw that women survivors were making great strides in their recovery but still had trouble getting a job due to arrest records or gaps in their resume because they were living on the streets. So we started a social enterprise where they could make and sell natural bath and body products. Now they can earn a living wage and have a path toward financial independence.
Love says we’re in it for life. We’ll always be here for you, no matter where you go.
After a survivor graduates from our two-year residential program, they become part of our graduate network. This network provides them lifelong access to counseling, education opportunities, and emergency financial assistance.