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California YRTC Project

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    July 17, 2014 UPDATE

    The Construction Documents for the southern California YRTC, in Riverside County, have been completed and the Solicitation for the General Contract was submitted to Federal Business Opportunities on June 17th.

    The construction project could be awarded as early as late September, with construction to be completed in December 2015.

    The funding for the design and construction for the northern California YRTC, near D-Q University, in Yolo County, has been proposed for the FY 2015 Federal Budget.

    Pending Congressional approval of the FY 2015 Federal Budget, we could be seeking a design team in early spring, 2015.

    The design for the first YRTC was completed in just over 18 months. 

    Given that the two facilities, north and south, follow the same program guidelines for function, and therefore design of the building, the IHS anticipates the facilities to be nearly identical, with site specific adjustments only.


    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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