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Freedom Village is leaving Yates County; heading to South Carolina

Freedom Village is moving to South Carolina, according to Finger Lakes News Radio.

Pastor Fletcher Brothers, who calls his ministry “North America’s premier Christian home for at-risk youth” addressed the reason why the facility is moving to Charleston, South Carolina on a local daily radio program.

“Part of the reason we’re leaving is probably the same reason a lot of people are leaving,” he explained to FLNR.

Freedom Village has had a history of financial challenges – including filing for bankruptcy after the state ordered it to pay more than $1.5 million in back pay, interest and penalties.

The Post and Courier in Charleston reports Freedom Village is moving to a vacant group home in Pickens County, South Carolina, in a remote corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains.