Alumni - Rancho San Antonio


Rancho San Antonio’s alumni community is looking for participation in our annual events, volunteering, and donating. If you are interested in contributing an article or picture to the Rancho newsletter, please let us know.

In addition, if you, or someone you know, have ever been a part of the Rancho family, we would love to hear from you. Whether you were a former staff member, a board member, or a volunteer, we want to hear from you. Please call 818-882-6400 ext. 110 or send us an email at


“If I hadn’t come to Rancho I would be lost somewhere…Both my parents were on drugs and my family life was pretty abusive. I came to Rancho while I was maturing, and they showed me discipline and what life is really like. I’m glad for this place and the chance now to help others at my job as kitchen manager. I got job training as a cook and now it’s my job to train others.”

Victor, RSA graduate and employee



“Rancho didn’t just become a boy’s home for me, it became my home. The people at Rancho cared for me when my parents struggled with addiction. I’m especially grateful to my social worker and her unconditional love. Today I live a life to be proud of; I’m drug-free, I graduated college, I got married on Rancho grounds and I’ve learned to give back as I now work as the coordinator for the Drug Treatment program.”

Rudy, RSA graduate



“Rancho stepped in when I was at the bottom of the barrel. The loving and caring individuals that I was blessed to have work with me; showed me how to become a man with respect, integrity and accountability. I’m about to enter my 7th year of recovery from addiction and work as a state certified addictions counselor. I owe all good in my life to Rancho San Antonio for the values they have instilled in me and showing me there is another way to live.”

Richard, RSA graduate and employee





“As a teenager I choose to be a great failure in life as it seemed to be all I was capable of in the eyes of my parents. Rancho stopped my path to self destruction. I learned to recognize how my delinquent behavior related to my power struggles at home. I found confidence in my self and reason to succeed. More than anything I found eternal membership in the Rancho family. For over 20 years I have served Rancho as a staff member. I have worked many positions in the agency and now serve as a role model to new staff and boys. In short, I have committed myself to returning the gift I received from Rancho, so many years ago.”

Paul, RSA graduate and employee