Hadassah's Hope is a gospel centered outreach ministry to women of the adult entertainment industry in and around the Jacksonville area. 


Hadassah means compassion. Our ministry is called Hadassah's Hope because of the compassion we hold for others and the HOPE we have in JESUS. 


This ministry was born about a few years ago to reach women who work in the adult entertainment industry. We are passionate about sharing the Gospel. Our ministry is made up of volunteers who are committed to ministering to women right where they are and pointing them to Jesus, who is our only HOPE.  The 1st and 3rd Saturday, the Outreach Team takes a home-cooked meal into strip clubs. 


Our mission and goal is to offer friendship, love, and share the hope of Christ with those in the adult entertainment industry. By sharing the gospel message with these women through action and words, we are proclaiming the name of Jesus, who is their only Hope to be free from bondage. Our ultimate goal is not to get women to leave the industry, but to demonstrate Christ to them and introduce them to the Redeemer. We believe that He will transform their heart that will lead to a transformed mind and life. (2 Corinthians 5:17)


Thank you for your interest in Hadassah's Hope! Whether you’re looking to make a donation, volunteer with us, or just find out what we’re all about, we are honored that you would take the time to hear our story and find out all that God is doing in the life of our ministry.

We believe that when Jesus gave us the Great Commission, He didn’t just tell us to share the Good News when people ask us about it; He commanded us to GO. (Matthew 28:19)


We invite you to witness some of the amazing things God is doing in and through Hadassah's Hope. Ministry can be messy, and sometimes even heartbreaking, but seeing the Light of our great God shine into the darkness is a one-of-a-kind experience.

This is our story—our past, our present, and even where we see God taking us in the future.

Tami Taunton
Founder & Executive Director

Why Should I care about this ministry?

Before you entered into God’s kingdom, you were stripped of YOUR dignity, vulnerable, and mocked. The clothes you wore to cover your nakedness were cheap and stained with the dirtiness of your sins. In God’s eyes, none of our sins are any prettier than anyone else’s. Jesus is the only person who ever wore perfectly white garments of righteousness, unstained by even one sin. But He chose to be soaked in all the scarlet sins of the world so that we could be washed clean (Isaiah 1:18). We are all desperate and hopeless without Jesus. Our mission as Christ’s people is to be His literal hands and feet, going into the world to share His truth and love with the lost and hurting people we meet. Whatever we do for the least of these we do for Him (Matthew 25:31-46). 

Is Hadassah's Hope a non profit 501c3?

 Hadassah's Hope is an official 501(c)(3) organization we focus all of our attention on ministering to women in the adult entertainment industry.  

How can I donate goods, services, or funds to Hadassah's Hope?

Why should I care about Hadassah's Hope?

 Thanks for asking! To donate goods or services, please contact our founder, Tami Taunton at 904-612-3540 or tamitaunton@comcast.net. To donate funds, you can click on the donate tab above. You can also purchase any items directly off our Amazon wish list. 100% of our profits go towards sustaining the ministry. We pray that God blesses you richly as you respond to His call to give generously and with a cheerful heart!