Emerge Ladies

Emerge Ladies is 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.

Many women who work in strip clubs struggle with PTSD, addictions, and abuse, and Emerge offers a helping hand, a listening ear, and a compassionate heart. Our teams visit several strip clubs and adult bookstores in Philadelphia and New Jersey every month.

In 2016, Emerge launched a prison outreach and began ministering to women in the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility several times a year. Emerge sends resources and correspondence to several prisons across the country.

Emerge continues to inspire and impact thousands of women every year through this powerful outreach ministry.

If you are interested in learning more about this life-changing ministry or would like to host a training for your team, contact Director Kelly Master.

“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!”