Double R Ranch Questions and Answers
Your Questions, Answered
Over the last few days, we have received a large number of calls and have read a large volume of items on social media that focus on our new Double R Ranch in Silverado. In order to set the record straight, and more importantly, bring peace to the process, we have taken the questions that we have received and written solid responses to each of them.
No. The focus of activities are religious, education, and restoration, using animal husbandry and agriculture, operated in a closed and safe environment.
Our goal is to be a GREAT neighbor, as we have been in all of our locations. We encourage you to call the Chief of Police in any of the communities that we operate.
No. It is not a homeless shelter.
No. We are not, and do not, have plans to operate a rehabilitation program at the ranch.
No. Our experience over the last 56 years is that wherever we open a facility, the value of nearby properties increases. This is, in part, due to our commitment to create beautiful, sacred spaces.
Yes. Our goal is to operate our ranch in Orange County and sell our ranch in Warner Springs.
Yes. Double R Ranch will be using the facility for education, housing, and religious activities, which are prescriptively permitted uses for the property.
Double R Ranch is a faith-based, educational opportunity by invitation only for those needing a safe place to heal, learn, and start a new life through a discipleship program, with farming and animal husbandry education. Double R will serve men, women, and children, with an emphasis on veterans and their families.
No. It is a private ranch and access and egress is monitored 24 hours a day.
Yes. We will continue the practice of religious services in the chapel in a private format.
Yes. We will continue private onsite education programs.
We currently operate access control through a locked front gate. We anticipate installing 50 high-definition video cameras that are monitored 24/7. In addition, we have safety staff living onsite.
Yes. They raised chickens, goats, pigs, and cattle. They also farmed olive trees.
Yes. We intend to raise chickens, turkeys, goats, and horses, and farm the land. In the near future, we hope to begin planting fruit trees that will fill the hillside and beautify the community even further.
No. We did not use any government or taxpayer funds to buy the property. The County of Orange did at one time approve the issuance of a bond, but we did not want to borrow any money through the bond. We wanted to be debt free and not have to service a bond loan.
No. We operate entirely through private donations. We do not receive revenue from the local, state, or federal government.
No. We stopped the practice of ringing the bell early in the morning, as we were told that the adjacent neighborhood objected to it. Again, we want to be a GREAT neighbor.
Yes. We have a “no tolerance” policy and require sobriety for health and safety.
No, they are not paid by us or on our payroll. We have been operating in Orange County for 56 years and have an outstanding reputation. We are thankful for all the positive comments.