House Opening

House Opening


Charleston, SC (October 3, 2017) – Doors to Freedom is pleased to announce it has received grant funds for nearly $300,000. The funds will be distributed starting October 2017.

These funds will allow Doors to Freedom to expand its day program to a fully operational residential home for female, domestic, minor survivors of sex trafficking. The residential home is projected to open in January 2018, and up to 10 survivors will be living in the home at any given time.

“Opening 24/7 means we can help more girls and provide what they need most: a home.” – Sharon Rikard, Founder and Executive Director

In addition to this grant, Doors to Freedom will continue raising funds to meet its total annual budget by hosting fundraisers, speaking engagements, and seeking direct public support throughout the year. Funding provides holistic care for each girl’s basic needs as well as her educational and therapeutic needs.

The Doors to Freedom home will be the first of its kind in South Carolina.  Survivors will be placed in the home based on the recommendations of state agencies, related organizations and informed individuals.

This project was supported by Federal Formula Grant #1V17012, awarded by the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice through the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Any points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

About Doors to Freedom Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. Doors to Freedom’s desire is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future.