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California YRTC Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for Indian Health Service Youth Regional Treatment Center

    July 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM      3990 Faure Road, Hemet

    The INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE (IHS)  must construct, appropriately staff, and operate, a youth regional treatment center in each of the 12 IHS geographic service areas.*

    Most California American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth are sent out of state for treatment (about 100 each year).  Thousands of Native American youth in California are in need of residential care. 

    What we plan to develop:
    • Located at 39990 Faure Road, Hemet;  a half-mile east of Sage Road at Best Road
    • Residential treatment center for AI/AN youth age 12-17
    • Develop  approximately 20 acres, former dry farming and residence
    • Three new buildings; state of the art, eco-friendly (LEED Certified). 32 beds, five family suites, offices, behavioral therapies, cultural gathering, and common space
    • Responsible environmental mitigation and land-stewardship
    • Development Budget: $17.6 million
      • Planning: $1.0 million
      • Design:    $1.4 million
      • Construction:  $14 million
    • Annual Operating Budget: $4.5 million (estimate)
    • Will employ 70 full-time federal employees with full federal benefits
    • Mental health and medical care
    • Chemical dependency counseling
    • Family therapy
    • Traditional healing services and cultural activities
    • Academic and life-skills education
    • Cultural activities
    • Traditional arts and crafts
    • Aftercare planning

    *P.L. 102 – 573   [1992  Amendment to “Indian Health Care Improvement Act,” September, 1976], and P.L. 94-437  Section 704 (b)

    For additional information, contact:

    Gary Ball
    Staff Architect
    Indian Health Service, California Area Office
    650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
    Sacramento, CA 05814
    Office: (916) 930-3981, ext. 342
    Email: gary.ball@ihs.gov

     

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