For Dignity is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 to advocate for those caught in sexual exploitation and addictions. The original name was “Dining for Dignity” because we met for a monthly breakfast meeting to inform the public about the reality of domestic and international human trafficking. The meetings became a social media movement that created local and international attention for our advocacy work against sexual exploitation.
Through the years, For Dignity provided education, prevention, and resources for the community on human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and social media safety. We worked closely with state leaders, government officials, and other advocacy groups to eradicate human trafficking in our communities.
On Mother’s Day 2012, Director Kelly Master launched a unique outreach called Emerge Ladies. She trained and took outreach teams into strip clubs to empower women with hope. In March 2021, Emerge Ladies strip club outreach merged with another NJ non-profit, Rooted in Love.
Today, For Dignity continues its work to help people find hope, healing, and freedom by visiting prisons and recovery homes. We continue to provide free resources and are committed to advocating for those whose voice is not heard.