After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was 5, Becca Stevens longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community.
In 1997, Stevens opened the first home as a sanctuary for 5 women survivors.
Four years later, the women were making great strides in recovery, but struggling to become financially self-sufficient due to employment barriers.
To address this, Becca, volunteers, and residents began making candles in a church basement and, in 2001, Thistle Farms social enterprises were born.
Natural Bug Spray
Cooling Shave Gel
Liquid Hand Soap
Enriching Body Lotion
The products of Thistle Farms are products that we use everyday! They were an easy swap because we knew the impact these products have on women’s lives!