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Magdalene, a residential housing and recovery program for Nashville women with a criminal history of prostitution and drug abuse, was formed in by the Reverend Becca Stevens of Saint Augustine's chapel. That year the first house opened with 5 women. Today there are three houses with eighteen women in the program. Magdalene has expanded to include Thistle Farms, a cottage industry which manufactures bath and body care products made by Magdalene women. The grant is to fund a case manager at the Half Step House, which provides an additional six to twelve months of supportive housing and services for up to 4 Magdalene graduates who, for reasons of physical or mental illness, schooling or extraordinary circumstances, need a period of transition and additional support after leaving Magdalene. Half Step residents will have access to all Magdalene community activities and will receive case management and support from a Magdalene graduate with at least four years of recovery.