NJ non-profit forDignity launched a unique outreach on Mother's Day 2012 titled Emerge to share the unconditional love and hope of Christ with women working in the adult entertainment industry.
Once a month the Emerge teams visit strip clubs in Philadelphia and South Jersey and give gift bags and resources to the ladies free of charge. Due to the complex challenges many women in the adult entertainment industry may face, Emerge serves as an advocate for those seeking help.
The Emerge outreach began with a simple idea of extending kindness and dignity to ladies working in the adult entertainment industry with a goal to empower women and shatter mindsets. According to studies, women in the sex industry often struggle with addictions, abuse, and PTSD at a higher rate than ladies in other sectors. The Emerge teams seek to offer hope and viable options for those who are struggling. The goal is to empower women to fulfill their destiny not to interfere or push an agenda.
"You will never find a higher concentration of women who need help" - Anthony Pepe, Strip Club Security & Management
Are you tired or stressed? Join us on a journey of faith as we learn to unwind, relax and recharge in a safe atmosphere. You don't need to perform or worry about anyone else's opinion.
Director, Kelly Master will share a short uplifting message followed by a time of open discussion. The group is not a religious program, but a time to reflect and grow. We will have coffee and snacks free of charge.
Where: The TreeHouse Coffee Shop 120 W. Merchant St., Audubon NJ
When: Thursdays 1-2:30 pm (see event listings)
RSVP: Please text 609.332.5138 if you plan to attend. Not mandatory, but helpful.
Please be sure to check the calendar for dates!
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HT Hotline # - 1-888-373-8888
Text: Text 233733
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Kelly is a dynamic, Inspirational Speaker, Motivator and Influencer who ignites people to passion and purpose. She draws upon healing from past addictions, abuse and shattered dreams to elevate and inspire others.
Katie has been part of Emerge outreach for several years. She has a heart of compassion to share hope with others. She is a school teacher, fitness enthusiast, and loves making memories with her family.
Tammy has been a full-time missionary for over 40 years who has traveled the world helping others. She has been an integral part of the Emerge team for six years. She enjoys leading short-term teams to other countries, photography has four grandchildren and has the heart for bringing healing to victims of sexual abuse.
Irene helped launch Emerge on Mother's Day 2012 and has faithfully served since then. She loves the people at the clubs and pours her heart out to bless them. Irene understands the complexity and pain of addition too well! She lost her only daughter to heroin, and she is passionate about helping others. Irene is a strong prayer warrior!
LindaJean has a heart of love and compassion to help others. She loves the people of Philadelphia and is a Philly girl at heart. She is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and health and runs an online nutrition business with her husband called His-n-Herbs, Nature's Sunshine Products. (photo forthcoming)
Small devotional written by Director Kelly Master designed to inspire and ignite the reader.
Sweet small book that contains the Gospel of Luke and several testimonies from industry workers.
Our follow up resource packages vary in content but each one is guaranteed to empower a woman with hope.