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. Rachelle began serving home-cooked meals in the strip clubs of Louisville, KY. In 2009, two of her team members moved to Cincinnati to plant a church and they wanted to bring the ministry of Scarlet Hope with them. These two women began serving in one local strip club in Greater Cincinnati, each week bringing in a home-cooked meal. God was at work and volunteers began to join the team. In 2015, Scarlet Hope Greater Cincinnati became the first daughter site of the Scarlet Hope Network and became an official nonprofit in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Throughout that year, the Lord began opening doors and eventually they were able to serve all the clubs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our heart is to carry out the mission of Scarlet Hope by sharing the hope and love of Jesus with all women in the adult entertainment industry in the Greater Cincinnati area.