Maurice Ware Becomes Administrator for Madison Youth Ranch

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Enterprise, FL – The Madison Youth Ranch welcomes their new Administrator, Maurice Ware. Madison Youth Ranch is the north Florida campus of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Mr. Ware has over 24 years of experience in education and residential youth services, including psychiatric care. His career has ranged from an assistant high school principal to the CEO of The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Ware has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Education & Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.

Maurice Ware, Administrator Madison Youth Ranch

As the Administrator of the Madison Youth Ranch, and a valuable part of the leadership team at the Children’s Home, Mr. Ware will be responsible for the operations, planning, development and implementation of programs for the Ranch. As a part of those operations, he will be responsible for maintaining the Ranch’s licensing and regulatory compliance. He will also oversee Facilities at the Madison Youth Ranch.

Established in 1908, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation), EAGLE (a program of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries), and is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families. 


For more information about the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, please contact Mark Cobia, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 386.668.4774 or mark.cobia@fumch.org.

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home was established in 1908 in Enterprise, Florida on the banks of Lake Monroe. The Children’s Home provides services to families and to children from childhood to adulthood. Our Residential Care Program provides school-aged children who have been victimized by abuse, neglect or family trauma. The Children’s Home provides a family-style home, education, counseling, recreation, and ministry opportunities. The Children’s Home also provides Foster Care, an Emergency Shelter, an Independent Living Program and Child Care to the public, and is supported primarily through the generosity of churches with the United Methodist Florida Conference, individuals and legacy gifts. For more information, visit www.fumch.org.



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