Women's Prison & Re-Entry Initiative

Restoring Hope

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...

11th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Motorcycle Ride


2233 12th St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
New Covenant Faith Baptist Church


                          6 AM – 1 PM, Chili Cook-Off

                         9 AM – 12 Noon, Motorcycle Ride

                        10 AM – 1 PM, Live Music and Children’s Activities

                        11 AM -  Chili Judging Competition

                        11 AM – 1 PM, Chili’s Served! – Lunch

                          1 PM – Raffle Drawing and Chili winners announced



100% of money raised stays in the Lake Area to reduce incarceration and create a healthier community.

Re-Entry NOT Recidivism


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.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors


Faithful Friends


Friends of The Open Door

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