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California YRTC Project

  • Mission & Vision Statement

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  • We're Hiring!

    Find a new job at our YRTC facility in Hemet, CA

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  • Photos of Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center

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    APRIL 11, 2018

    IHS Blog on YRTC Aftercare Pilot project

    JULY 14, 2017

    The Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, CA is OPEN and accepting applications for admission!  This 32 bed co-ed residential treatment facility is for youth ages 12-17 with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. 

    Additional intake assistance is available by contacting the Intake/Aftercare Coordinator, Teresa Phinazee (951) 708-4043 or

    Please share this information with all interested parties including clinic personnel, family advocates, Tribal court staff, and most importantly, community members.  If at all possible, please post this information on your organization’s website.  We are here to assist you, your youth, and your communities!

    FEBRUARY 21, 2017

    New photos of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center, by Dave Adams Photography

    DECEMBER 21, 2016

    NEW Desert Sage Mission & Vision Statement

    OCTOBER 17, 2016


    • Job announcements for the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, CA.
    • Contact Us - A list of current staff, phone numbers and facility address for the Hemet, CA facility
    • New treatment center program profile for Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
    • Directions to Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, CA


    YRTC Newsletter - Fall 2016 (September)  (PDF)

    For additional information, contact:

    Mark Espinosa
    Health Systems Administrator
    Indian Health Service, California Area Office
    650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Office: (916) 930-3981, ext. 315