how we approach our mission
Strip Club Outreach
We go into 13 Jacksonville strip clubs 2-4 times a month with a homemade meal or gifts and hang out with the dancers in the dressing rooms for an hour. We come with no agenda but to let them know they are seen, valued, and loved by Jesus and by us. As relationships and trust are built over time, we are able to hear about the needs of the girls and introduce them to our resources and services. Most importantly, we are able to introduce them to Jesus.
The Hope House is a safe place for dancers to come and hang out with us outside of the clubs. We offer drop-in times Tuesday - Thrusday where dancers can come for community, lunch, resource connections, and even laundry. We also offer group classes, training, art therapy, and prayer.
Dancers who are interested in taking a deeper dive into life transformation are invited to apply to our 12-week paid Transformation Internship. The interns meet with us one day a week and receive case management, life & vocational skills training, community lunch, and counseling. The entire program is covered in prayer, and our deepest desire is for the interns to come to know the hope and love of Jesus - the ultimate Savior, healer and restorer - as they embark on this healing journey.
Why We Go
Website for Dancers
The girls in the clubs call us the "Church Ladies." We've set up a website just for the dancers to get a gift from us and learn more about resources, training, classess, case management and community available to them at the Hope House.