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What will the YRTC's look like?

Each YRTC is unique. However, all incorporate the physical environment in the healing process, and their success relies, in part, on respect for and preservation of the land. The proposed YRTC will not look institutional or commercial. The IHS will pay special attention to the natural character of the land. The IHS will ensure that any new buildings will blend with the environment and exist in harmony with the neighborhood. We will employ state-of-the-art green technology to create eco-friendly structures. The two facilities will be the first that the IHS will build in California and will be models for treatment centers of the future. Ultimately, these facilities will support the IHS mission, in partnership with Indian people, to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of the Indian population to the highest level.