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The Carpenter’s Way Ranch – Columbus

The Methodist Home’s Columbus campus, The Carpenter’s Way Ranch, serves boys ages 8 to 18(+). We accept referrals from DFCS, DJJ, MAAC and parental custody under special circumstances. Youth characteristics include, but are not limited to: mild/moderate behavioral and emotional issues, oppositional behaviors, reactive attachment issues and sexual abuse history.

Program Services

  • Carpenter’s Way Ranch provides Residential Care Maximum Watchful Oversight/Additional Watchful Oversight services for boys (8 to 18 years old).
  • Emergency Placement services are offered to DFCS counties in a fifty-mile radius of Columbus.
  • Higher Education – Educational support is available for youth attending college, vocational school and/or military.

Residential Director

Mrs. Doreene Carlisle

Residential Director (Columbus)

Doreene Carlisle serves as Residential Director for our Columbus campuses: The Carpenter’s Way Ranch and Arabella. Doreene has a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. She started working at The Methodist Home in April 2018. Before joining our team, Doreene had 12+ years of experience with Georgia Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. As Residential Director, Doreene is responsible for oversight of The Carpenter’s Way Ranch and Arabella and will work in partnership with Lighthouse for Families, HOPE Foster Care and our Development Department to provide quality residential services to our young people and their families.


For more information, please contact:

Carpenter’s Way Ranch

(706) 322-5406

1645 Hunter Road
Cataula, GA 31804

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