Emerge Ladies

Emerge Ladies was a unique outreach ministry that began on Mother’s Day 2012 to provide hope, healing, and free resources to women working in the adult entertainment industry. Since launching, the Emerge Ladies teams gave away approximately 30,000 gift bags, and many free resources. We helped many women find freedom from addiction and walked through life with many others. We had the honor of meeting incredible, hard-working, exceptional people!

In March 2021, Emerge Ladies merged their outreach efforts with Rooted in Love, a NJ non-profit. Although the name will change, the heart, passion, and dedication will not.

If you are interested in training for your ministry, please contact Director, Kelly Master. [email protected]

To volunteer with Rooted in Love or to find out more information, please contact Karen Peet. [email protected]

“You will never find a higher concentration of women who need help.” – Anthony, Strip Club Security

Quotes from ladies concerning Emerge Outreach

  • “The life of the club is hard! It’s always a bunch of secrets, and you can’t talk about it. I just think it’s great that you are so supportive of us and I want to say thank you.”

  • “Emerge is a powerful voice of encouragement, support, and hope for all women of the industry. Kelly and the Emerge Team have shown me endless amounts of love and kindness.”

  • “I am not a Christian by any stretch of the imagination, but the God Emerge serves is a God of love.”

  • “The industry told me lies, gave me a false sense of self, and has made me believe that this is all I am worth. The ladies from Emerge have restored the truth in me! Sometimes all it takes is a small reminder to know your value. Thank you Emerge for reminding an exotic dancer of her value. Love you!”

  • “Emerge has never given up on me. I have been through a lot of ups and downs for the past few years and Emerge has been there for me through them all. They have never given up on me. I am grateful to have them in my life. They care for me as a person and have truly taken the time out to show me.”

  • “I just want to express my thanks for the Inspirational Book “SHINE.” It is so nice to know people are thinking about us here in prison and that we are not alone.”

  • “Today I was blessed with the book SHINE in prison. I want you to know how touched I was to know you thought of us.”

  • “Thank you for taking the time out to pray and send us books. I truly appreciate it. It’s nice to know that people we don’t even know are praying for us. What a blessing!”