History

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 Emerge Ladies, a beautiful ministry to women in the adult entertainment industry. Emerge shared the love of God with the employees of strip clubs and adult bookstores in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Through the years, the Emerge team gave away nearly 30,000 gift bags, resources, and, most of all, unconditional love. They helped women transition into detox, rehab, and safe homes.

In March 2021, Kelly Master passed the baton of leadership to Karen Peet, Director of Rooted in Love, located in New Jersey. Kelly and her team remain committed to the vision and co-labor with Rooted in Love.

Recognition

2017 Commendation City of Camden NJ

Rev. Tiffany Gilmore standing in proxy for Director Kelly Master to receive a prestigious award from the City of Camden. For Dignity was recognized for its sacrificial work to educated the citizens of Camden and eradicate human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

 

2017 Risk-Takers Award, Given by “A Woman’s Business”

Director Kelly Master

 

SJ Psychological Association Community Award

Dr. Angela Clack and Kelly Master