Please join us for a gathering of hope and inspiration at our annual Peoria Home benefit. We are enormously honored to feature Becca Stevens, President and Founder of Thistle Farms/Magdalene House as our keynote speaker. Graduates of the Thistle Farms will join us for the evening also. We promise an evening of joy with live music, an auction, and dinner.
Early Bird Special - Now thru November 30, 2017 you can purchase event tickets at a reduced rate.
$65 per person
$600 for a table of ten
Our 2018 Event is extra special this year because we will have opened the doors to our first residential recovery home in Snohomish County. Since 2013 we have diligently stayed the course in pursuing the vision of creating safe housing for adult women who have been exploited through prostitution, addiction, and sex trafficking. Through a very generous couple who are fully committed to the mission of Peoria Home we found our "forever home." The minute we walked into this home we knew it was "the home." We are thrilled to begin filling the gap of services for a population of women who richly deserve an opportunity to reclaim a life of freedom.
Welcome Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, founder and president of Thistle Farms. After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse hen she was , Becca onged o open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. n 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home. Twenty years later, the organization continues to welcome women with free residence hat provide housing, medical care, therapy and education for two years. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four social enterprises. The Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,0 women worldwide, and the national network has more than 40 sister communities.
Becca has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News and NPR, was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero and a White House “Champion of Change”. She was featured in the PBS documentary, "A Path Appears," named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America and inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. Stevens attended the University of the South and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has been conferred 2 honorary doctorates.
Her newest book, "Love Heals," has been published by Harper Collins and is available now. Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.