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 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.


Scarlet Hope began in 2007 when our Founder, Rachelle Starr, was called to bring the hope and love of Jesus to women in the adult entertainment industry of Louisville, KY by serving a home-cooked meal in a strip club and forming relationships with the women working there. This was the beginning of what would become a national ministry that serves hundreds of women across the U.S. every year.

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 has 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!


When Liz first heard about Scarlet Hope, she was excited to learn there was an organization in her hometown fighting for a cause she had always been passionate about. She had no idea the Lord would eventually lead her to serve as the Executive Director of Scarlet Hope Miami. Liz was born and raised in the city of Miami, FL.  As a pastor’s kid, she was no stranger to ministry work. She started leading the youth group at age 19 and now leads the youth and young adults ministry alongside her husband, Joe (also a pastor’s kid), at her church. After many years of prayer and trusting the Lord would fulfill her desire to be in ministry full-time, God has led her to Scarlet Hope to serve women in the adult entertainment industry. In her free time, Liz enjoys eating good food and music.