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Life restoration for young men in crisis on a working ranch in Etna, CA

Being stuck in a bad situation is overwhelming & frustrating, but you don’t have to find a way out on your own. We can help.

We want to help you get out of crisis and into a job.


The students at Rockside Ranch want to get out of crisis and they’re willing to do what it takes to change their lives forever.

Whatever your crisis, if you’re ready to leave it behind and learn the skills to thrive in work and life, then you’ve come to the right place. Over 80% of Rockside graduates are in college or employed today.

Are you tired of crisis ruling your life? Then take the first step toward being an overcomer today.

Hear from our Grads

What’s holding you back? 

Here are some common things that prevent restoration and how we will help you overcome them.

Easy access to things that are hurting you. Relying on willpower doesn’t work for very long. Learn how to create smart barriers to the things you want to remove from your life.

Feeling like you can’t control your behavior. We can all relate! Even the apostle Paul said, “I do not understand myself. I want to do what is right but I do not do it. Instead, I do the very thing I hate.” At Rockside, you’ll have the time you need to build new and healthy habits. You’ll feel better about yourself and learn how to thrive in work and life.

Culture isn’t helping. Your surroundings and media (music, movies, internet, etc.) shape our lives in ways that can be healthy or harmful. At Rockside, you’ll be immersed in a culture that is committed to your health and success. The people in your life will be encouraging you in a direction that will lead to a deeper relationship with God and the life you were created to live.

Questioning your desire to change. The single most important factor in your success is your own personal desire. Every other person in your life can want a better life for you, but if you don’t want it, then things won’t change. Do you want to be an overcomer? If the answer is yes—truly, yes—then you can do it, and we can help.

Sound familiar? You’re not alone.
See how good it feels to take the first step.


Our Commitment to You

We won’t quit until you have overcome your crisis and are thriving. We will coach you through the program and into a job or college program at the end. When you want to quit, we will remind you that your life is worth it. And when you achieve success, we’ll cheer you on and build you up. This program is about you finding your purpose and growing closer to the God who created you — we are committed to helping you do that.

Typical Day

  • 7AM Hop out into the fresh air and sunshine during morning chores

  • 8AM Eat a hearty breakfast with your housemates

  • 9AM Morning devotions

  • 10AM Projects or class time, depending on the day

  • 1PM Lunch together

  • 2PM Projects or class time, depending on the day

  • 4PM Evening chores and egg collecting

  • 5PM Personal time

  • 6PM Dinner together

  • 7PM  Evening session

Graduates of the Rockside program receive two college certificates focused on workforce readiness, teamwork, and communication from the College of the Siskiyous.


Are you ready for an adventure? A better life starts today.

Projects are trade-focused and designed to give you exposure to a variety of rewarding and exciting career opportunities. Past projects include carpentry, tiling, landscaping, plumbing, electric, and painting, among others.

Class time is workshop based instruction on critical skills and habit formation.

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Weekends are for Adventure

On the weekends, we adventure in nature. Rockside Ranch is nestled between the Marble Mountains and the Trinity Alps in wild Northern California. Opportunity abounds for unforgettable outdoor experiences and you’ll take full advantage during your time at the ranch.