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Program Structure

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and part of a national network of more than 40 programs modeled after Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tennessee. We provide safe housing and support for two years at no cost to our residents.

During their stay, residents receive comprehensive, holistic services to meet mental and physical health needs including: counseling, medical and dental care, assistance with application for benefits, job and education readiness, legal advocacy, and life skills training. Our program works in partnership with community resources to deliver evidence-based interventions aimed towards healing and empowerment.

Phase One

0-3 Months

Residents follow a structured program schedule focused on recovery and healing from trauma. All residents are connected with community providers to address mental and physical health needs. 

Phase Two

3-12 Months

Residents are required to obtain at least part-time employment and are encouraged to further their education. Phase Two residents are expected to participate in 15 hours of programming and continue to work on their recovery.

Phase Three

12-24 Months

Residents work closely with the program staff to transition into independent living. They are expected to participate in 15 hours of programming and provide leadership to newer residents.


24 Months & Beyond

After successful completion of the first three phases, residents graduate and become Sisters for Life. Sisters for Life are graduates who remain actively involved in the Magdalene community.