SOAR Cafe & Farms is inspired by and working as a sister organization of Thistle Farms.

The Thistle National Network is a community of sister organizations driving systemic change by utilizing Thistle Farms’ model to connect survivors of prostitution, trafficking, addiction, and abuse to healing and empowerment. To date, 40+ organizations have programs based on Thistle Farms’ model of recovery.

For the past 20 years, women survivors have emerged from Thistle Farms equipped to lead. They are at the helm of this national movement with profound local impact.

Three principles are at the core of a Survivor-Leader’s healing and empowerment:

  1. Housing : Free, long-term housing without a live-in staff
  2. Healing : Free, comprehensive mental and physical healthcare
  3. Employment : Connection to a safe, sustainable income