In 2007, our founder, Rachelle Starr, was called by the Lord to go to women in the adult entertainment industry of Louisville, KY, and share the hope and love of Jesus. She and a friend began driving around the city and praying for the Lord to open doors to serve the women in strip clubs. A year later, God opened the doors for Rachelle and three friends to begin serving a home-cooked meal in one of the strip clubs, and they began building relationships with the women working there.
Throughout the years, God has continued to grow the ministry, opening doors and providing a vision for the future. We have developed various programs over time that have allowed us to offer Bible studies, counseling, case management, and life skills training. As women come to know the Lord through the work of Scarlet Hope Louisville, we are able to connect them to resources and build a gospel-centered, loving community.
As our founding site, our model of ministry and programs are developed in Louisville and then replicated in other cities across our Network. We praise God for the opportunities He has given us to extend our impact beyond Louisville!