About Jewels

About Jewels

OUR MISSION

JEWELS EXISTS TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. OUR MISSION IS TO REACH WOMEN WITH THE MESSAGE THAT THEY ARE LOVED AND VALUED.

The JEWELS team reaches women by visiting strip clubs on a monthly basis through outreaches across the Salt Lake Valley and in Ogden. During these visits we give gift bags along with a powerful message to the women that they are valued, cherished and loved as they are, wherever they are. We want them to know their lives have value, meaning and worth, and support is available to them.

In addition to strip club outreach, we are here to provide encouragement, support, guidance and love to women who either have been or are currently working in any aspect of the sex industry.

WHO DOES JEWELS SERVE?

Although most of our outreach is done at strip clubs, Jewels serves women in all areas of the sex industry including prostitution, escorting, and dominatrix. We also assist victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.

DOES JEWELS ONLY PROVIDE SUPPORT TO WOMEN WHO WANT TO LEAVE THE SEX INDUSTRY?

We will provide services and support to any woman in the sex industry regardless of whether or not she wants to leave the business. Women in the sex industry are often facing a myriad of issues. Many are dealing with backgrounds of sexual abuse and trauma, substance abuse issues, depression, PTSD, domestic violence. We believe that it is important to meet women where they are at. If a woman wants help addressing an issue in her life, but has no intention of leaving the sex industry, we will support her.

Misty Gonzales

Misty Gonzales is the Founder and Executive Director of JEWELS. Her story is an amazing journey and well worth the read.

Misty’s story is also featured in “When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts” by Cindi McMenamin. For more information or to purchase this book, please visit Strength For The Soul.

Visit Misty’s Story page to read her courageous journey.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JEWELS

OUTREACH

The Jewels team reaches women working in the sex industry by visiting the local strip clubs once a month. We give out gift bags filled with cosmetics, jewelry and the simple message that the women are loved, valued and purposed, and support is available to them.

PRAYER TEAM

Jewels has an extended network of prayer partners encompassing both women and men, who are committed to praying for our outreaches and the women we work with.

CARE TEAM

The Care Team provides peer mentoring, encouragement, and a listening ear as women share their stories, life experiences and present struggles.

CARE PACKAGES

Each woman who contacts Jewels receives a care package, including booklets and resources.

ONGOING CARE

We are here to provide ongoing encouragement and invitations to be a part of Jewels gatherings throughout the year, as we endeavor to foster trust and build relationships.

Strip Church logo

We (Strip Church) serve, teach, and equip women across the world who share a heart and calling to reach those in the sex industry.

We train new leaders to do strip club and sex-industry ministry in their home cities. We do this through an online training workshop platform with our top leaders. We also will come to any church who wants to host a training event for a start up ministry in their church or surrounding cities. Our Strip Church Network is supported through ongoing interaction with members of our staff as well as members of the network through networked websites, calls, resources, blogs, prayer, and branded materials to use inside the clubs as well as on your own websites. Strip Church is led by forward-thinking women and men who are reaching out into the sex-industry in incredible ways. Through our private network-only discussion pages, blogs and alumni events, you will hear from a range of leaders who are having incredible impact through their separate ministries. Strip Church was started in 2008 by the team behind XXXchurch in Las Vegas and quickly grew to a network of like minded ministries from across the world.

Treasures logo

Treasures is a unique, faith-based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry.

Our mission is to reach, restore, and equip women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking to live healthy, flourishing lives, and train others to do the same across the globe.

Through our Global Training Program, we have equipped leaders to reach and provide care to women in the sex industry in 97 cities across nine countries, on five continents.

We have a vision to see a sex industry outreach in every city on the planet where the commercial sex industry is operating.

Fireproof Ministries logo

Fireproof Ministries is devoted to helping people break free from secret struggles that weigh them down with tons of guilt and shame. We desire for people to live strong and healthy lives, have vibrant and strong marriages, and not stay quiet on challenging issues when raising our kids like so many in our parents’ generation did. We have a few different web properties that feature different products and services, but all of them are aimed at helping people discover a life that is emotionally healthy and spiritually rich.

Read more here.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CHURCH
14216 S Bangerter Parkway
Draper, Utah 84020

K2 THE CHURCH
5049 Murray Blvd
Murray, UT 84123

ELEVATION CHURCH
375 South State Street
Clearfield, UT 84015

EKKLESIA CHURCH
844 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

THE ROCK CHURCH
11630 South 700 East
Draper, UT 84020

MISTY GONZALES – FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
misty@youareajewel.org
JOSH GONZALES – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BOARD MEMBER
josh@youareajewel.org
DANIEL ROGERS – COMMUNICATIONS/NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR, BOARD MEMBER
daniel@youareajewel.org
WENDY PARKER – GRAPHICS, WEB, MARKETING, BOARD MEMBER
wendy@youareajewel.org
JOHN & HILDE PATZER – OGDEN OUTREACH LEADERS, BOARD MEMBERS
hilde@youareajewel.org