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!