The DEMP Project
Bringing light into the darkness
Our Purpose - Our Mission
Our goal is to help the victims of sex trafficking and their families make the transition to a better life.
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.
WHAT WE DO
— We Meet
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.
— We Care
Assuming the roles of sisters and mothers when there is no support, we provide love and understanding in a situation that seems hopeless.
— We Connect
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 Share
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.
— We Guide
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.
— We Don't Judge
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.
Our Featured Partner
— With An Important Mission
Laces Out Foundation is devoted to the advancement of women and our community. With a focus on expanding opportunities for women in sports, especially football, Laces Out Foundation is helping women reach their full potential. Wielding decades of playing and coaching experience, Laces Out coaches provide female athletes the training and coaching they need to be successful specialists.
— And A True Desire To help Women
With a goal to build up women not only in sports, but all women in our community, Laces Out Foundation has partnered with The DEMP Project. They have graciously announced that they will be donating a portion of all camp proceeds directly to support our cause. If you haven’t done so before, check them out!
A Force to Combat Sex Trafficking
Helping when others have turned their back
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.
OUR ANNUAL EVENT
Our Fundraising Coffee
Delicious, gourmet, dark-roast coffee that also supports a good cause, now that is Heavenly!
That’s right, The DEMP Project will now be selling our own special blend of dark roast coffee – introducing HEAVENLY CUPS COFFEE! 70% of all proceeds will go directly to support The DEMP Project and our efforts to stop human sex trafficking.
If you love coffee and you want to help in the fight against sex trafficking, Heavenly Cups Coffee can help with both. Each six-ounce bag of delicious dark-roast coffee is just $10 plus $5 for shipping on the entire order. Grab a bag today and help put an end to sex trafficking!