The pandemic is affecting everyone and yes, especially women in the sex industry. Our Redeem teams have been ramping up efforts in the midst of so much uncertainty to be able to be a helping hand to women we’ve been ministering to over the years during this time.
As strip clubs have closed down, women are out of work and in great need of food and supplies for their families. In reaching out, we have been able to provide over 15 women with food and baby products. Some are even considering changing job occupancies because our leaders are helping them with resumes and job applications! Furthermore, we are starting a zoom women’s group with some of them at the beginning of May.
We have been able to help in various other ways as well. One, we’ve taken small groups to areas Redeem consistently visits to bring food boxes to women and their families as many have lost their jobs. Two, we are starting a zoom women’s group at the beginning of May with some of the ladies we have been ministering to. Three, we have been able to minister to women online and bring them beloved bags and offer other services for job opportunities and ways out of the life.
One way people can help in this time:
We are in the process of launching our women and children’s closet to meet tangible needs. We believe this can open the door to discipleship & even helping them reach their destiny God has for their life!
Many women coming out of jail, in the life of drug addiction, or prostitution don’t have access to feminine products, clean NEW underwear, and many other necessities.
We believe empowering them to take care of themselves and having nicer clothes can boost their confidence and help them desire to take that job interview or take a step towards their future.
Things you can donate:
- Women’s underwear (new, variety of sizes, preferably bikini or boy short style; no lingerie)
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Wash cloths
- Baby wipes
- Tooth brushes
- Tampons & pads (Big need)
- Summer clothes (good condition)
- Shoes (good condition)
Email Jessica@take-the-city.com for drop off times and more information.
We SO appreciate the support from everyone in our community during such hard and confusing times. We are better together! Jesus is touching many lives in the midst of the dark!