OUR STORY IS OUR MISSION
Love is the strongest force for change in the world.
Together, we light the way for women seeking sanctuary by providing housing, healing, and meaningful employment.
The Café operates under these guiding principles:
We are called to offer hospitality to every guest, resident, stranger, and old friend.
We treat everyone as a blessing and offer something such as tea, handmade products, or a story to take on the road.
Within this community of healing, we cherish this Café as a sanctuary for love, growth, and relationships.
You are welcome to enjoy tea, coffee, and a meal in this space that will nourish the mind, spirit, and body.
The stories of women survivors are powerful. Amidst stories of violence against women is the universal story of hope and transformation.
Here, you can hear a story in every cup, feel healing in every sip, and see love in every drop.
Chado is translated from Japanese to “The Way of Tea.” We interpret chado to create harmony, tranquility, and illustrate the simple truth that love heals.
Chado is about serving tea from a deep place of love and heart.
One of Three Social Enterprises
The goal of each of our social enterprises is to provide meaningful employment for those we serve, as well as provide an entrepreneurial income stream for our mission. You can purchase our products at our Shop, which is connected to the Café, and online at thistlefarms.org.
We are proud to create a system that restores hope and dignity,
while creating economic freedom.
2 years of safe housing
A living wage, benefits and 401k