Thistle Farms founder honored by White House

Good news out of Washington DC today:

“The Rev. Becca Stevens, author, Episcopal priest and social entrepreneur, has been named by the White House’s Office of Public Engagement as one of 15 “Champions of Change” for her pioneering work with Magdalene/Thistle Farms, a residential community and social enterprise she founded to serve women who have survived prostitution, addiction and abuse.

Stevens, Episcopal chaplain at Vanderbilt University, and 14 others will be honored with the award during an Oct. 20 reception at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.”

More here from Episcopal News Service.

We’ve covered the story of Thistle Farms a number of times on the Lead if you’d like more background.

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