English summary

Foundation Lelie (Dutch for Lilly) has the following objectives:

  • to support women who work as a prostitute in The Hague and surrounding areas
  • accompany them in their personal situation
  • in case a woman wants to stop working as a prosititute, point her to the right people

The foundation seeks to achieve its objectives by undertaking social services to prostitutes and their fellows, both indoors and outdoors.

The name of the foundation is inspired by a few verses from the Bible: “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! (Matthew 6:28-30)

Several times a year the volunteers of Foundation Lelie try to bring a bit of sunshine to all women working at the Geleenstraat and Doubletstraat in The Hague. In an accessible manner the volunteers try to point out the love and grace of God. Usually they hand out a small present with an encouraging text in many languages. This brings a smile to the face of many women. Perhaps in their hearts as well. But even when this would be for only a short instance, during this moment their heart is fresh and free!

Relevant links (in English and other foreign languages next to Dutch):

Shop The Hague

'Shop' is a center of expertise regarding help and support for workers in the sex industry and victums of trafficking. Shop improves the position of (former) workers in the sex industry by providing information, advice and practical help. The site provides information in Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian and Spanish.


Do you work as a prostitute and would you like a different kind of job? Do you think your boyfriend might be a ‘loverboy’? Are you a victim of human trafficking? Foundation Scharlaken Koord could help you. The site provides information in Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Hungarian, Romanian and Spanish.


Spot 46 is the site in the region The Hague where you could get information and advice regarding (safe) working in the sex branche. Spot 46 is an initiative of the city The Hague with the objective to improve the position of workers in the sex industry.