Thistle Farms is a sanctuary for female survivors of abuse, addiction, prostitution and trafficking. Founded in 1997 by Rev. Becca Stevens, Thistle Farms’ residential program provides housing for up to 32 women and serves hundreds more with advocacy and referral services. Its social enterprises employ 45 current and former residents who produce natural bath and body products and operate the Thistle Stop Cafe and the Studios Workshop. An additional 1,000 women worldwide are employed through the Thistle Farms Global Marketplace.
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