In Response to Violence: We Stand With You

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to share that for the past few months we’ve been dealing with an escalating situation involving a former client, which this week resulted in direct and violent threats against The Cupcake Girls’ founder, Joy Hoover and her two year old daughter. At the advice of our attorney, we contacted the police, who saw fit to also involve the FBI. Since our founding, The Cupcake Girls has welcomed opportunities to engage in open dialogue around how to best serve the needs of the adult entertainment community, however intimidation, harassment, and threats will never have any place in a healthy, well-intended, or constructive conversation. We have always backed...


2015 Thanksgiving Resources

ccccccccccc In the Las Vegas area: The Convoy of Hope Event, providing free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals and much more: Saturday, November 21st, gates open at 10:00 AM. 3900 E. Bonanza Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89110.  http://hopelasvegas.org The Salvation Army provides meals and food baskets for Thanksgiving. For more information, contact: The Salvation Army Family Services, 1581 N. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 (702) 649-8240. North Las Vegas - 651-9550. Henderson- 565-9578. http://www.salvationarmysouthernnevada.org/ BlessFest, providing a warm Thanksgiving meal, shower, clothing, blankets, haircuts, medical and dental services and much more....


Happy Birthday to The Cupcake Girls Portland!

Today marks the fourth anniversary of The Cupcake Girls Portland.  That’s four years of providing respect, resources, and relationships to adult entertainers in and around Portland, Oregon. We are incredibly grateful for every opportunity to assist these individuals reach their goals at their pace, and in their time. We began the Portland chapter with seven volunteers and I’m excited to say,  that number has expanded to eighty-three. Because of our growing numbers, both in volunteers and clients, we have been able to accomplish an incredible amount this last year.  Already, we've doubled our statistics recorded in 2014!  As I sit here writing this blog, I'm blown away by the...


Beyond the Bright Lights of Las Vegas

As a Las Vegas native, I grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of the sex industry. With about 30 strip clubs operating within Las Vegas, and escort services advertised everywhere, I was certain I knew more than the average person about the business. However, I’ve since learned that what I “knew” was based on false assumptions, while turning a blind eye to the need for compassion and support in the adult entertainment community. I feel so fortunate to be able to give back to my city and spread love with The Cupcake Girls. After volunteering on a few different teams, I recently accepted the role of Client Outreach Specialist, which allows me to volunteer my time for our monthly...