To work closely with Dorris is to fall in love with her kind spirit, optimistic outlook, contagious smile, and beautiful voice.

Dorris Walker-Taylor, a 2012 graduate of the Thistle Farms Residential Program, has overcome 26 years of addiction, trauma, and prostitution.

Today, Dorris is a survivor - and she proudly shares her story!

Today, Dorris is a survivor - and she proudly shares her story!

"I was given a chance to heal, and I have managed to put my life back together again with the blessings of the Lord, and the dedicated love of Thistle Farms.

I am committed to paving the way forward and speaking out for women around the world who have yet to find their way home.”

- Dorris

Dorris is an accomplished speaker and advocate.

She's been interviewed multiple times, including with Rev. Becca Stevens for the 2017 CNN Hero Awards. She’s been featured on The Today Show, the 700 Club, and the radio show, “Step Into the Light” as well as “Truckers Against Trafficking”.

In front of every audience—virtual or in-person, big or small—Dorris draws on her own experiences to illustrate the transformative power of the hope found in God.

She has encouraged thousands of individuals on their own journeys of healing and recovery from everything that life offers.