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To help women who have
survived prostitution
and trafficking thrive.

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About Us

Thistle & Bee serves victims of human trafficking in Shelby County and beyond. Through a residential program and a social enterprise built around the manufacture and sale of products made from honey and herbs produced in our apiary and gardens, survivors experience healing as they gain skills and experience needed to rebuild their lives.

These values guide our work:

  • Worthiness- All women are inherently worthy of receiving love and respect and of experiencing purpose and joy.​
  • Transformation- The healing power of love opens up a world of possibilities.
  • Community- Our community is marked by hard work, mutual accountability, and lavish hospitality.

Thistle & Bee is part of nation-wide network of sister organizations inspired by Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN.


Thistle and Bee offers dignity, livable wage

Recognizing the power of #MeToo, Time magazine’s Person of the Year The Silence Breakers cover ably captures a universal narrative of women speaking up about being sexually harassed or assaulted at work and beyond. More troubling is Read More

A “Bee Corp” to Believe In

When you picture a second grade classroom, you expect a room full of students learning to write cursive or the multiplication tables. When you visit Ms. Matheny’s class of second graders at St. George’s Independent School, you find children Read More

Group Gets First Leader

Not long after starting her new job Oct. 1 as the first executive director of Thistle & Bee, a social enterprise focused on helping women who’ve survived sex trafficking and prostitution, Jordan Boss was allowed to ride along one night with a M… Read More

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