Women's Prison & Re-Entry Initiative


The Open Door office is temporarily closed to/for walk-in services until further notification. However messages will be checked on a daily basis and will be returned within 24 hours Monday – Thursday.

Effective Parenting Classes are postponed until the Stay at Home order has expired (April 30, 2020) or we have been otherwise notified.

The monthly mentor trainings will be temporarily conducted via the internet or email using PowerPoint presentations.

If services are needed, if you would like to request a mentor, or if you have a general question about The Open Door, we can be contacted by any of the following:

  1. Call the office and leave a detailed message with name and number
  2. Send an email to hope@theopendoorlc.com
  3. Send a message via Facebook messenger

We will respond to all messages/requests within 24 hours Monday – Thursday

Restoring Hope

Job Posting

Non-Profit Executive Director – Prison Re-Entry

Local non-profit seeks an Executive Director to manage the day -to- day operations of our Prison Re-entry Programs. Applicant must have interest and passion for Prison Ministry and the clients in which we serve. This position will oversee all programs, develop and implement new programs as needed, manage grant participation with other agencies and organizations. Applicant must be results-driven and have a proven record of proven success. This is a part-time position requiring 20 hrs. per week, Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. (With schedule flexibility based on organizational needs.)

Learn more...

Grand Re-Opening!

Recently, God directed our steps and “opened a door” for us to partner with Mount Olive Baptist Church and their Nest initiative. To better service the needs of our clients and help expand our ministries’ outreach we have relocated our offices to:


3007 Enterprise Blvd.
Suite 2 B
Lake Charles, La. 70601


See our article in the Lake Charles American Press...

Who We Are

The Open Door is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization.
We offer mentoring and classes to women housed at the Calcasieu Parish Jail, and to those recently released.

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A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors


Faithful Friends


Friends of The Open Door

Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Department; Souther Technologies, LLC; Knight Media