Sex Trafficking is a growing problem that affects MILLIONS of people every year. According to the Human trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in U.S. in human trafficking cases reported by states, behind only California and Texas. The DEMP Project is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing victims enslaved in the sex trafficking industry. We were established in 2015 and are located in Jacksonville, Florida. DEMP’s goal is to eradicate sex slavery and sex-for-sale businesses in our local community. We assist victims of the sex trafficking industry by providing housing, life coaching, employment skills, and other essentials for an everyday life.
We go to eight local strip clubs twice a month to meet and minister to women in the industry who are in desperate need of a Savior.
Assuming the roles of sisters and mothers when there is no support, we provide love and understanding in a situation that seems hopeless.
We stand in the gap and help these women to find their identity and to establish lasting relationships with our staff and with their Lord and Savior.
We bring food, gifts and religious materials with each visit. While we are in the clubs, we lend them an ear, offer lasting friendships, and focus on sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
When they realize they no longer want that life, we help find resources to get out. These include help with school or college applications, employment, drug rehab, counseling, referrals for law and family attorneys, etc.
This is about creating a safe place of trust and understanding. These women are in tough situations. We don’t judge them. We focus on build trusting relationships so we can help them recognize who they are in Christ.
The DEMP Project is a ministry that brings the light of Christ into the darkest of places. We want to help put an end to sex trafficking.
DEMP stands for David, Esther, Moses and Peter. These four have incredible stories of reDEMPtion in the Bible. Our mission is to treat every human being with love, faith, and kindness according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, while building effective relationships within the community to identify, serve, and protect victims of the sex trafficking industry.