St. Michael's Abbey site off El Toro Road is becoming the Double R Ranch operated by the OC Rescue Mission.
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, said Jim Palmer, President and CEO of the OC Rescue Mission.
Those at the Ranch are not permitted to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs, Palmer says in a Q&A prepared in response to concerns by Portola Hills residents.
Palmer said the Ranch has operated in Warner Springs for nearly two decades. That property will be sold with the operations moving to the former Abbey site.