Our Founder, Rachelle Starr, claims Florida as her home away from home. For many years, Miami has weighed heavily on her heart. In 2016, she met a woman who was trafficked to Miami, and after many failed attempts to find community and care for this woman, she began asking God to make a way for Scarlet Hope to come to this area. Over the past few years, our ministry in Lousiville has met more women whose stories are somehow tied to Miami, and some have even said, “Miami needs the Church Ladies!” God affirmed our calling to South Florida, and in 2020, He opened the door to launch Scarlet Hope Miami! Our prayer is that every woman in the industry from Palm Beach to Miami will hear about the wonderful, amazing love of Jesus and will be freed!
Get Involved in Miami:
The industry in South Florida is vast, with an estimated 30,000 potential victims. Our small team is making an impact, one woman at a time, through the following efforts.
We cannot do any of this without our incredible team of volunteers. Read more about how you can serve and sign up for our next Volunteer Orientation.
Strip Club Outreach
Every Thursday night, we bring gifts & treats into local strip clubs to build relationships and share the gospel with the people we encounter. It takes a village to carry out this weekly Outreach! Our Outreach Team goes into the clubs, our Defenders Team are men who stay outside of the clubs to provide extra security and engage the bouncers in gospel conversations, our Prayer Team stays behind to pray during Outreach, and we have a team of volunteers who provide the gifts/treats we take into the clubs. If God is calling you, we would love to talk to you more about how you could serve.
Text Outreach is our newest initiative in Miami. Using technology that pulls phone numbers from sex-for-sale ads online, we are able to reach hundreds of potential victims of exploitation online with a message of hope. We are building a team of Digital Missionaries who will engage victims via text message and connect them to resources as needed.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend an upcoming Volunteer Orientation. At Orientation, we’ll provide an overview of our ministry and ways to serve, and from there, you can apply to become a volunteer. Below are all of the opportunities to serve within Outreach:
To provide gifts/desserts for a night of Outreach, you can sign up now for any of the clubs that we serve: Club 1, Club 2, or Club 3! We never go to the clubs empty-handed; a sweet treat or a thoughtful gift goes a long way to soften hearts and open doors to gospel conversations. This is a wonderful way for small groups, women’s ministries, and families to be able to serve the women we minister to!
First, we GO to women wherever they are. Then we invite them IN to experience gospel-centered community. Here in Miami, God provided a beautiful, safe space to invite women to come to for various resources and care. Every Thursday, we open our Resource Center and offer food, clothing, and case management for women in need. As we grow, we plan to start a weekly program called Hope for Her, where women can come each week for Bible study, resources, and community.
Partner with us
If you are a business owner or are employed by an organization that is open to offering jobs for women who want a way out of the industry, please contact us to see how we can partner!
If you are a licensed counselor, we would love to talk to you about partnering to provide counseling for the women we serve. Get in touch!
Join our email list to stay updated on ways to serve within this aspect of our ministry!
The third pillar of our model is Discipleship, and this will look different for every woman we serve. Some women may come to know Christ the first time we meet them, and others may take years to trust us and be open to the gospel. As women from the adult entertainment industry come to salvation in Christ, we invite them to participate in weekly bible studies, connect them to a local church, and continue holistic, client-led case management. Our goal as we disciple women is to give them the opportunity to experience the life-changing love and grace of Jesus, increase their emotional, physical, educational, spiritual, and financial stability, and gain the life and job skills training necessary to function and retain meaningful employment.
God does miraculous things through prayer, so we invite you to make it a habit to pray for the women we serve; so that they would put their hope in Christ and be set free from the darkness that surrounds them.
At Scarlet Hope, we believe the Church is the answer because Jesus is the answer. Our ministry is merely a bridge to mobilize the Church to go to exploited women wherever they are and connect them back to the Local Church to receive ongoing care and discipleship. Some churches feel at a loss on how to best respond to the crisis of exploitation and trafficking, so that’s why we developed an online course to equip churches to reach, serve, and share the hope and love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry.
Join us in reaching Miami's
adult entertainment industry
We are growing a team of volunteers who are called by God to love and care for women in the adult entertainment industry.
Your donations enable our programs to share the hope and love of Jesus with more women and empower them to live a new life in Christ.
Meet Our City Intern
¡Hola! I’m Jiomarys, also known as Jiomy. I was born a preemie (at 6 months) in Manati, Puerto Rico. I’m a middle child. I grew up in a violent, dysfunctional home. I’m thankful to be brought to the Lord as a kid, for that brought me refuge and comfort. I have a deep love and compassion for women and children, which is why I chose to go to Springfield College in Springfield, MA, for Psychology and later took Fashion Design & Merchandising at Katharine Gibbs in NYC, across from Bryant Park. I was in social work for 7 years for a non-profit organization in Connecticut, where we offered family education and support based on the philosophy that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. I worked with families prenatally until children entered kindergarten and provided the information, support, and encouragement parents needed to help their children develop optimally during the critical early development years. I also lead Mommy & Me Groups. My life’s purpose and mission have been about forgiveness, self-love, and healing. I am thankful to have been living in Miami since 2018, to have been married to my beautiful husband, Rafael Osvaldo, for 15 years, and to be blessed to be a mom to our 7-year-old daughter, Amaia Kayra. She’s our miracle (that’s another story!). I’m overjoyed to be used by God for His glory and kingdom. I pray that He shows off through us in this beautiful, intentional, and impactful ministry.