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MISSION

Extend hope, support and God’s unconditional love to sexually exploited women through a first-touch approach providing respite, relationship and referrals to community resources.

 
THE STREET SIDE:
  • A “drop-in” center offering food, personal items, life skills classes
  • Jail visitation
  • Hospital visits
  • Mentoring
  • Community resource referrals
  • Case management for detox and rehab referrals
  • Baby showers, birthday parties and other special events
  • Christmas party and other seasonal events
THE CLUB SIDE:

Team members bring food into the club to show love and develop relationships; male team members provide security in the parking lot

Other ministries include:

  • A “mobile unit” provides a place for rest, snacks, personal items, love, and conversation
  • Vacation Bible School 
  • An annual family Christmas Party 
  • Wedding and baby showers, birthday parties and other special events
  • Mentoring
  • Community resource referrals
  • Case management for detox and rehab referrals
NATALIE’S SISTERS HISTORY
 Who could have predicted the impact home-cooked meals and conversation would have on a group of at-risk women? In 2000, a group of women began the simple task of cooking meals and bringing dinner into of one of Lexington, Kentucky’s local strip clubs.That was the beginning of the “Bruised Reed” ministry. Strong relationships developed, allowing team members to reach hurting, abused and exploited women. Because of the positive impact in women’s lives, doors began to open to other clubs. To this day, team members serve weekly in several clubs — consistently offering home-cooked meals and unconditional love.
 
In 2011, team members began to feel God had more in store for the ministry.Team leaders began to pray, having no idea what was next. On January 1, 2012, one of the ladies the team had often served in the clubs (and who had since moved to escort services and prostitution) was murdered by a man who was her “boyfriend”/pimp. Her name was Natalie. With the news of her death, it became clear outreach efforts were to expand to women in prostitution.
 
The Lexington Police Department partnered with this new Street Ministry, bringing security and knowledge of the industry to their efforts. Realizing Natalie represented the full scope of women now served, the name, “Natalie’s Sisters” was adopted in her honor. In 2016, Natalie’s Sisters became a non-profit organization and now partners with numerous churches and organizations to reach at-risk women.
 
The faithfulness of hundreds of team members creates life change opportunities by extending hope, support and God’s unconditional love.Women have seen God’s hand at work as he meets them right where they are. Dozens have made the life-changing decision to get out of the industry and start a new life.
 
Natalie’s Sisters has been blessed to have been featured in multiple stories. Take a look below: