We understand that living in crisis feels hopeless. The frustration is overwhelming and not knowing how to get out makes you feel alone.

But there is hope and you shouldn’t have to find a way out of crisis by yourself. We’ve seen amazing restoration happen in community with other people here at Rockside.

You’ll see an immediate change just by spending time outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air doing things that matter. That’s why Rockside Ranch exists, to help you discover a better life and learn how to live it.

It’s not easy, but it works — and you are worth it.

  • 1. Apply

    Schedule a call to begin the application process and see if the ranch is a good fit for you.

  • 2. Attend

    Live on a working ranch for up to 8 months, discover a better life and learn how to live it.

  • 3. Overcome

    Overcome your past and live a purposeful life.

Steps to a Better Life:

Take the First Step

If you’re stuck in crisis and tired of the direction of your life, take the first step and schedule a call today.

It’s quick and easy, and it will get you started toward a better life.

Hear from the graduates:

  • The best part of farming is waking up in the morning and knowing that I'm doing the right thing.

    Brandon Class of 2017
  • Rockside Ranch helped me know what to do in life and how to hold a job. In the company of others you can learn a lot, both in mistakes and in triumph.

    Levi 2016 Graduate
  • I'm more joyful in whatever I'm doing. I am no longer bound by fear.

    Noah Class of 2016
  • I've grown in ways that I didn't think were possible. I'm starting to see that now I can accomplish things that I didn't think I could do before.

    Brian Class of 2013
  • I've grown closer to Jesus by taking the time to read His word and applying it in my life without all the distractions.

    Shaun Class of 2016
  • It brought me back to reality in my faith. Without Rockside Ranch I'd still be searching for the truth of what's right and wrong and who I am.

    Mat Class of 2013

Farming is our workshop for learning. Caring for animals fosters responsibility and compassion. Embracing the daily routine of the farm builds work ethic, teaches job skills, and allows us to faithfully and selflessly serve others. You’ll learn the lessons of the farm and graduate with critical skills and experience in these areas:

Personal: learn life skills, home economics and money management

Professional: build job skills, work ethic, and teamwork

Relational: improve relationships with friends, family, and co-workers

Spiritual: learn to love God and love others

What’s Next? While at Rockside Ranch, you’ll always be looking toward the future and making plans for when you graduate. You’ll create an achievable action-plan for your life after Rockside. You will learn about yourself and be guided through a process that will help you understand your gifts, talents, and interests. We will help you choose between starting a job or going to school and ensure that you have a clear path toward achieving your goals. Your action-plan will include:

Employment: how to pay your bills, give to others, and save for a rainy day

Housing: where and with whom you will live

Transportation: how to get to work or school

Education: what certificates, degrees, or training you will need

Service: how you’ll make your community a better place

Achieve your goals! After you graduate, you’ll put your plan into action and immediately embark down one of two roads:

Begin a job

Begin a school program