Five women from the Center for Wisdom's Women in Lewiston - which began as a ministry of Trinity Church - were among 300 others who recently attended the Thistle Farms National Conference. This and two other previous shorter training trips were funded by a New Initiative Fund grant. (See below for details on the next round of funding.) Magdalene Houses of Thistle Farms are for women survivors of trafficking or prostitution, addiction and prison. They offer long-term, community based, holistic, residential recovery support. The women's center is planning to replicate the model in Lewiston by creating Sophia's House. The story is featured in today's Lewiston Sun Journal
Picture Caption: Pictured are Helen Belise; Pat Light; Rebecca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms; Nancy Reynolds; Sonia Turgeon. Not pictured: Sue Coker.