Our Mission

Scarlet Hope exists to share the hope and love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see women in the adult entertainment industry engaged with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching them they are loved by the Creator of the universe and were made in His image while equipping and empowering them to change their lives through gospel-centered community and resources.

Our History

Scarlet Hope began in 2007 when our Founder, Rachelle Starr, was called to bring the hope and love of Jesus to women in the adult entertainment industry of Louisville, KY by serving a home-cooked meal and forming relationships with the women working there. After serving there for over a year, Jarré Poh launched Scarlet Hope Reno in 2014. In 2023, Halie Meiners became the Executive Director. Today, we have the privilege of bringing a tray of hors d’oeuvres and a Bible verse card to an average of 120 women every week to Reno’s strip clubs. Our consistency in places where 70% of trafficking occurs establishes us as safe people these women can trust. Many of them come from Dallas, Sacramento, San Francisco, and other cities, so our influence extends beyond Reno, Nevada. In 2020, we started serving our women through the access of our Resource Center, and in 2022, we launched our Hope for Her program where we hope to see continual growth and the floodgates opened up with women who are seeking self-led empowerment and a desire to grow in the Lord.

About the

Halie grew up in Reno/Sparks and has been married to her husband, Eric, for five years. They have a 2.5-year-old son named Emmett, who is their main hobby! Halie graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is passionate about leading worship and believes that she is called to go into the dark places to share the Light and love of the only One who is able to redeem, restore, and rescue. Halie started working with youth who were commercially sexually exploited back in 2019. She knew these types of issues were in her city for about 10 years and was finally given the opportunity to do something about it. During that time, she realized this was her calling–to advocate and love those who have been given no other choice, who are ignored by society, and who have experienced what is modern-day slavery. God is the one who led Halie to Scarlet Hope, and she couldn’t be more honored and excited to be a part of this Jesus movement that has already taken place. She can’t wait to do her part for the glory of God alone, for no one else is like the Lord, and no one else can save us! (Exodus 15:11)