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This is the WHY behind our GO. 


Hadassah's Hope is a gospel-centered outreach to women working in 

strip clubs in and around Jacksonville, Florida. 

Hadassah means compassion. 

Our ministry is called Hadassah's Hope because of the compassion we hold for others 

and for the HOPE we have in JESUS to change lives. 

Our ministry is made up primarily of volunteers who are committed to ministering 

to strip-club women right where they are and pointing them to Jesus.  


Every 1st and 3rd Saturday throughout the year, the Outreach Team takes meals into strip clubs.  

The meals, provided by our partnering churches through a Cooking Team, are one way to show 

our love and compassion for women who often do not get proper nourishment.  

During our visits we have opportunities to talk with the women and let them know 

we care about them. We strive for consistency with our teams and the clubs we visit 

so that we can form meaningful relationships over time.  

Our goal is to offer friendship, love, resources, and the hope of Christ. 

By sharing the gospel message with these women through action and words, 

we have the opportunity to introduce them to our Redeemer.  

We know that Jesus is their only hope of being freed from bondage 

and living the abundant life He has for them.  

(John 10:10)


We believe that His power can transform hearts and lead to transformed minds and lives. 

(2 Corinthians 5:17)

We believe that when Jesus gave us the Great Commission, not only did He tell us to share the Good News, 

He commanded us to GO and make disciples. 

(Matthew 28:19)


WHY Strip clubs? WHY NOT? Judah Smith states from his book JESUS IS – “I’ve determined to open my heart to people whose lives are morally different from mine. Not so I can pity them, rebuke them, make projects out of them, or turn them into a trophy of my evangelism---just so I can be their friend.” We go because we have been redeemed and set free and we take that out into our communities.  Recognizing that it is through grace that we have been saved, and we extend that grace to the other people we meet in the clubs. 


Thank you for your interest in learning more about Hadassah's Hope! 

Whether you’re interested in making a donation, volunteering with us (in clubs or behind the scenes), 

or just seeking to find out more, we believe God has a specific reason that you 

are taking the time to read our story and find out all God is doing in the life of our ministry.

We invite you to witness first-hand 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 life-changing experience.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration on how God is calling you to support Hadassah's Hope!

Tami Taunton
Founder & Executive Director

There but for the grace of God, go I.


Before any of us accepts Christ as Savior and Lord, we are lost, vulnerable, and exposed.  

In God’s eyes, none of our sins are any different than anyone else’s. 

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) 

Jesus is the only person who was perfect and perfectly righteous, 

the only one who did not sin, and therefore, the only way to God, the Father. 

"Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."(John 14:6) 

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 501(c)(3)?


 Hadassah's Hope is an official 501(c)(3) non profit organization.  Our entire focus is on ministering to women working in the strip-club industry.  

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Why should I care about Hadassah's Hope?

We pray that God blesses you richly 

as you respond to His call to give generously 

and with a cheerful heart!