May 10, 2014
It's a family for many women who were disconnected from their own.
Chelle Waller talked about the program helping dozens of women across the country find their voice.
"It gave me hope. I got my family back. I got job skills, it gave me a chance," said Waller.
Thistle Farms, in support of the Magdalene Project, rescues women off the streets and provides housing, food, medical and job training without charging or receiving government funding.
Gayle Owens has been a member of the Thistle Farms family for 3 years.
"I had spent 27 years incarcerated and they gave me safe haven to start my journey and get my feet back under me," said Owens.
A program fully funded by donations and profits from a product line of earth conscious body lotions, candles, and body washes, all handmade by survivors of trafficking, addiction, and prostitution.
The program, named after a plant.symbolic of the beauty and resilience of Magdalene Project graduates.