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:

Hospitality

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.

Healing

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.

Story

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

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. 

Our customers and donors continue to prove that love is the most powerful force in the world. Last year, together we provided:

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Our customers and donors continue to prove that love is the most powerful force in the world. Last year, together we provided:

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How It Works

Love Heals

We are proud to create a system that restores hope and dignity,

while creating economic freedom.

HEAL

2 years of safe housing

 Weekly therapy

Healthcare

EMPOWER

Family reunification

Financial coaching

Legal advocacy

EMPLOY

A living wage, benefits and 401k

Skill development

Continuing education

A nonprofit social enterprise helping heal, restore, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. 

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CAFE AT THISTLE FARMS
Monday 11 AM - 3 PM

Tuesday - Saturday 7 AM - 3 PM