Under the category of “its about time”, the Orlando Sentinel has recently reported that the Green Isle Ranch, a facility for troubled youth in the Clermont area, is closing its doors.  In my opinion this could not have happened soon enough.  Unfortunately, it appears that several children were sexually abused at the facility — before anyone took the positive step of shutting the place down.

Apparently, the home organization that had been running the Green Isle Ranch — Bridges of America — felt like the facility couldn’t weather the bad publicity generated by revelations about the sexual abuse.  This negative publicity seemed to have been hurting registrations, as the facility was housing only six children when it was designed to host 32.

While allegations of sexual abuse involving six different children in late 2009 are serious enough, the facility had been previously shut down by Lake County Sheriff’s officials in 2008  following reports of maltreatment of the children, as well as serving rancid food.  There was definitely a failure of management, as well as negligence in the supervision of these children.

It appears that Bridges of America has done a favor for any child that may ultimately have found himself a resident of Green Isle Ranch.  Hopefully the at-risk kids in Central Florida will find a place that it better-suited to their needs.  Its seems a hearty  “good riddance” is appropriate for the Green Isle Ranch.

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Andy Alvarez 05/18/2021 04:30 PM
Wow I actually went here as a kid ... I believe I was 13 or so. It was around 2006 and I’ll tell you what this place had all types of problems. It would be great to get back in touch with some of the people I was in there with.
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Rj 11/18/2021 09:30 AM
I went there around 2005-06 time aswell. Crazy.
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Richard Travers 02/20/2022 12:23 AM
I went there in the 90's and was raped and beat and starved alot by Bob and Lance and Michelle prince and when I left there and went to rodeheaver boys ranch Lance and Michelle price followed me and I was beat and raped there too by them and others this place was like a prison
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Jessica street 03/12/2022 11:13 PM
Does this place still exist? Or was it sold?
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