Our Model

Magdalene Thistle Farms

We’re joining a movement that began in Nashville, TN in 1997. Six months after graduating from Magdalene Thistle Farms more than 70% of the women remain clean and sober.



  • New residents are welcomed home and offered the necessary resources to maintain recovery, heal from childhood wounds, become physically healthy and find employment.
  • After 4-6 months of rest, the women find work, return to school and/or enter Magdalene’s job training program. They are prepared for economic independence upon graduation.
  • We are creating a social enterprise like Thistle Farms to provide an opportunity for meaningful, sustainable work.  Thistle Farms makes and sells quality body care products nationwide. They have also opened the Thistle Stop Café, operate a studio workshop, and launched a global Shared Trade network.