WHO WE ARE
Our mission motivates everything we do, our vision guides our future, and our history is our story.
We are a gospel-centered ministry and our identity is built upon our faith in Jesus and His Word.
God has done amazing things through our national ministry and He deserves all of the glory!
Our sites are unified by our vision and model to engage, empower, and equip women in the adult entertainment industry.
Scarlet Hope exists to share the hope and love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry.
Our vision is to see women in the adult entertainment industry all over the world engaged with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching them they are loved by the Creator of the universe and were made in His image while equipping and empowering them to change their lives through gospel-centered community and resources.
The purpose of the network is to share the hope and love of Jesus in the adult entertainment industry by equipping, launching, and collaborating with new and existing ministries across the nation.
In 2007 Rachelle Starr founded Scarlet Hope in Louisville, Kentucky. What began as three friends bringing in a home cooked meal into one strip club and sharing the love of Christ with the women working there, transformed into dozens of employees and hundreds of volunteers ministering to thousands of women in over 20 strip clubs. As God continued to grow the ministry, he began giving us the opportunity to train and equip men and women all across the country to minister to women in the adult entertainment industry in their hometowns. After years of training and launching multiple ministries, we officially began the Scarlet Hope Network, and set out to train and equip new ministries and encourage and support existing ministries.
In addition to assisting hundreds of individuals and ministries within our network, in 2009 the Lord brought us the opportunity to start our first daughter site, Scarlet Hope Cincinnati. Founded by two previous Scarlet Hope volunteers, Scarlet Hope Cincinnati serves hundreds of women in the adult entertainment industry in the Greater Cincinnati area. The ministry is led by Executive Director Jessica Doering.
Since then, the Lord has used two other Scarlet Hope volunteers to begin daughter sites. In 2013 Jarre Poh moved from Louisville back to her hometown of Reno, NV and founded Scarlet Hope Reno, where Jarre and her team serve over a hundred women to the women working in strip clubs there. In 2019, Beth Jacobs, a faithful volunteer from Scarlet Hope Louisville, began Scarlet Hope Las Vegas. Although only a year old, the ministry already serves hundreds of women through strip club outreach and street outreach. Our newest daughter site is Scarlet Hope Nashville, led by Tami Majtan. Tami was a volunteer for Scarlet Hope Reno and when she and her family moved to Nashville in 2019, God quickly led her to begin ministering to women in her new city. Scarlet Hope Nashville officially launched in September 2019.