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Thistle Farms: A Model for Women’s Recovery


For more than 25 years, the pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction has commenced at Thistle Farms. The national nonprofit social enterprise, founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, serves as a model for women's recovery, with a network of 92 organizations ensuring access to safe housing, financial independence, and a lifelong community of support.

Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms' national network provides nearly 600 beds to women survivors, as well as tools, workshops, and conferences to support its recovery model. And its many global trade partners, spanning 21 countries, support 1,400 artisans through product sales and small business development.

In this episode of Beyond Profit, a podcast of the ANA Center for Brand Purpose, Becca Stevens joins host Ken Beaulieu to discuss the remarkable growth of Thistle Farms, how the organization drives its movement through fundraising, its legal and legislative advocacy, and why love is the most powerful force for change in the world.

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"Thistle Farms: A Model for Women's Recovery." Beyond Profit Podcast, 3/5/24.

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