Residential Program
Our two-year residential community offers women survivors of trafficking and
prostitution the space to heal and thrive.
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Healing and Transformation

How Love Heals

The Model Works

Five years after program completion, 75% of our graduates are living healthy, independent lives.
Broken relationships have been restored. Hopelessness has been replaced with hope.


2 Years of Safe Housing 

Healthcare and Counseling 

Trauma Therapy


Family Reunification 

Legal Advocacy 

Community Education Access


Employment In Our Social Enterprises 

Soft and Technical Job Training

$1 for $1 Savings Match

Some of our healing work is done in partnership with other direct service providers.

Program Completion

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application Process

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Tennessee Trafficking Hotline


National Trafficking Hotline


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can refer someone else. However, it is preferable that the potential applicant answer the questions on the application personally due to the private nature of the information requested. 

Please be aware that in order to remain active on the waiting list, applicants must continue to make contact with Thistle Farms staff on a weekly basis.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give a set time frame for program entry. In order to maintain a spot on the waitlist, applicants should continue to make weekly contact with program staff.

Applicants must: 

- Have a history of prostitution or trafficking in addition to an alcohol and/or drug addiction.

- Be willing to commit to a two-year program (our program is not transitional housing).

Our program is exclusively for women. We are unable to consider applicants who fit this criteria. 

- Pregnant women or women who have young children living with them.

- Women on the sex offenders registry. Women with aggravated prostitution charges are exempt from this exclusion.

- Women with outstanding criminal charges.