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California Youth Regional Treatment Centers

The California Area IHS operates two Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC). Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, CA & Sacred Oaks Healing Center in Davis, CA.  The YRTCs provide residential treatment for adolescents who are struggling with substance use and other co-occurring disorders.  We provide care to those youth, ages 12-17, who have been unable to manage their conditions in outpatient care.

Our average length of stay is 120 days (4 months).  Each youth’s care is designed around their specific needs.  While in care, each youth is assigned a primary therapist, substance use counselor, and aftercare guide.  Our team utilizes individual, group, and family therapy to assist the youth and their family in healing.  We also partner with local Tribal members to ensure traditional and cultural beliefs are a part of their individual healing.

We have a licensed teacher on site who coordinates their educational needs.  Through a partnership with Sherman Indian High School, each youth becomes a registered student there and upon completion of our program will receive an official transcript from Sherman Indian High School.

To learn more about what we have to offer, please watch our video or look for more information on our California YRTC Project web pages.

If you have questions or would like more information please reach out to our intake staff.  

Pascale Brown
Office: 951-708-4054

Teresa Phinazee
Office: 951-708-4043

Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center

Southern California Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC)

Justin Peglowski, Health Administrator, Office: 951-708-4040, Cell: (951) 392-5907

Physical Address: 39990 Faure Road, Hemet, CA 92544
Mailing Address:  P.O. BOX 2748, Hemet, CA 92546
Main phone: (951) 708-4019
Fax: (951) 767-9820

Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center staff directory listing


Sacred Oaks Healing Center

Northern California Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC)

Jeffrey Turner, Health Administrator, Office: (530) 702-6002, Cell: (971) 227-8721

Physical Address: 33100 County Road 31, Davis CA 95616
Main phone: (530) 702-6000
Fax: (530) 702-6097

Sacred Oaks Healing Center staff directory listing