Love Heals

Thistle Farms

When You Invest in Women, Entire Communities Heal

Our program provides women survivors with free housing, healthcare, counseling, and job readiness training for two years.

But we don't stop there.

Together, we challenge systems that commoditize, criminalize, and exploit women.


Ensuring that survivors can access affordable, low-barrier housing options is critical for maintaining their safety and recovery.


By providing free healthcare & trauma therapy, as well as a lifelong sisterhood, we nurture survivors on their path to healing.


We are proud to share that 86% of our leadership at Thistle Farms are women. 34% of those leaders are program graduates.


By addressing the root causes of commercial sexual exploitation, we can change the systems that exploit women.

Our Mission

Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. We do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.

Why the thistle?

Thistles grow on the streets and alleys where the women of Thistle Farms have walked. 

Considered weeds by many, thistles have a deep root that can shoot through concrete and survive drought.

The resilience, vibrancy, and healing qualities of the thistle parallel the survival and flourishing of women survivors.