Double R Ranch

The Double R Ranch is a 142-acre working ranch in northern San Diego County near Warner Springs owned and operated by the Orange County Rescue Mission. The purpose of the ranch is to be a place where men, women, and children in crisis can find healing and growth through Biblical teachings, support group sessions, life skill training and life discovery curriculum, family camp and interactions with horses, livestock and other aspects of life on a working horse ranch.

To learn more about the Double R Ranch, read our Front Page story from the Orange County Register right here. Here’s a little about what journalist Tom Berg writes:

The Double R is a working ranch with 300 goats, 200 chickens, 21 horses, 13 dogs, five rabbits, three sheep, two alpacas, two burros and two pigs – all kept running by homeless men.

The men were taken off the streets by the Orange County Rescue Mission, based in Tustin.

Last year, the Rescue Mission helped 23,000 homeless men, women and children. Only the 25 most destitute men make the 90-mile ride out past Temecula to the Last Chance Ranch.

“They must hunger for change,” Melanie says, as we tour the grounds in an electric golf cart nicknam
ed the Kawasaki Mule.

“It’s a one-year commitment. And the man must make the call, not his mother or girlfriend. We want them to come here knowing this is the time in their life they have to change.”

At 5:45 a.m., their day starts – feeding animals, cleaning pens, hauling manure…

To support the Double R Ranch, Rescue Someone right here.