For women working in the adult entertainment industry, non-judgmental support, consistent caring, and community resources are seldom, if ever, provided. In 2009, after a trip to Las Vegas opened our eyes to the needs of these women, we started knocking on doors of strip clubs with little more to offer than love and a box of cupcakes. Much to our surprise and delight we were not only invited in, we were invited back, and today we offer our unique brand of caring and support to women working in strip clubs in Las Vegas and Portland, and brothels in Nevada.
In March of 2013 we opened up our Women's Resource Center, (the first of it’s kind!), which helps provide our women with job placement and professional development; health and beauty services; mental health, drug and alcohol counseling; spiritual guidance, as well as housing, legal, and education and financial assistance, and so much more!
With each connection we make, we realize just how many women need someone to care for and believe in them. As their trust in us grows, monthly cupcakes turn into coffee dates, we end up hosting their birthday parties and baby showers, and we find ourselves invited into their lives where we assist them in whatever way we can.
Since we began our work, we've partnered with tutors, lawyers, doctors, dentists, financial advisors, and other skilled professionals who've shared their talents and expertise at no cost to our women. We've served as babysitters, chauffeurs, shoulders to cry on, hands to hold, cheerleaders, stylists, mentors, and—most importantly—friends. And we've helped women who doubt themselves and their worth become more empowered in their daily lives by gaining the strength and courage they need to grow.
And we're just getting started ...
Within the next ten years, The Cupcake Girls hope to have a presence in all of the strip clubs in Las Vegas and Portland, all of Nevada's brothels, and ultimately in every major city in the United States. We plan to continue to use our website as a resource for women who need help, as well as a place for our volunteers and supporters to see what we’re doing in the community and where help is needed. And we dream of building a safe house for girls affected by human trafficking.