25 Days of Giving – Thistle Farms

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Reverend Becca Stevens is the founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. They employ more than 50 survivors through their social enterprises, which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Café, artisan studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade.

Founded in 1997, Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly. Stevens now has over 100 women on the waiting list.

“At Thistle Farms, these women are safe,” she told Opportunity Lives. “No more running from traffickers. They need to understand that there is a way out.”

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You can DONATE to Thistle Farms here.