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Magdalene House residents to visit UU Fellowship

magdaleneOn Sunday, January 25th at 10:30, the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Clarksville will host speakers from Nashville’s Magdalene House.  Everyone is invited to attend and learn about their program.

What is Magdalene House?

Women with a criminal history of prostitution and addiction are invited to stay up to two years in one of our homes rent free, in a community with other residents and no live-in staff.
During their stay, we provide a plan that is individualized for each woman that includes medical care, therapy, opportunities for addiction recovery, education and employment. Presently we have five houses and also provide an emergency safe house for four women. Our program also involves returning to the streets where Nashville prostitutes frequent as part of our continued outreach.

THISTLE FARMS is a non-profit business run by women of Magdalene House who have survived violence, prostitution, and abuse. Thistle Farms products are hand-made by the very women they benefit. Into every product goes the belief that freedom starts with healing, and love can change lives.

The women create natural bath and body products that are as kind to the environment as they are to the body. All sales proceeds go back into supporting the residents of Magdalene. Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much-needed job skills and learn responsibility and cooperation.

Products from Thistle Farms will be available for purchase at UUFC after the presentation.  For more information visit  http://www.thistlefarms.org/index.html and www.uua.org.

Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson
Tennessee native. Computer Systems Analyst - 30+ year career in computer industry. B.S. Computer Science, 1983 TTU. M.A. Instructional Technology, 1999 APSU. She is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave,  Tennessee Tree Steward,  The Climate Project, Audubon,  Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, League of Conservation Voters, an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville (UUFC), UU Service Committee, and UUFC Social Action chairperson / Green Sanctuary chairperson / Youth group advisor.

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