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California IHS Plans to Build YRTC Facilities

IHS is the in process of establishing two new YRTCs in California; one in the North and one in the South.

February 4, 2011
Congressional Mandate for YRTCs in California
Correspondence about the California YRTC Projects
July 31, 2014
Groundbreaking Ceremony - So. Cal. YRTC

A Groundbreaking Ceremony for Indian Health Service Youth Regional Treatment Center took place on July 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM at 39990 Faure Road, Hemet, CA.

April 5, 2018
IHS Blog on YRTC Aftercare Pilot

IHS Announces New Program to Support Youth After Successful Substance Abuse Treatment


June 20, 2018
IHS Breaks Ground for New Youth Regional Treatment Center in California

The Indian Health Service, in consultation with the 104 federally-recognized tribes of California, held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for a new Youth Regional Treatment Center in Davis, California.  The Sacred Oaks Healing Center will provide culturally appropriate substance use disorder services to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 12 to 17.

“Today, IHS is pleased to begin construction on this youth regional treatment center that will serve American Indian and Alaska Native youth in California,” said the IHS Acting Director, Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee. “Sacred Oaks demonstrates our commitment to our American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families by offering culturally-centered, evidence-based, individualized behavioral health services.”

By IHS Press Release
July 14, 2014
July 2014 Update

Construction documents for southern California YRTC completed, solicitation for general contract submitted; Funding for design and construction for the northern California YRTC was proposed.

Meetings and Discussions about California YRTC Facilities
Photos of Construction
April 12, 2011
Planning Analysis for Proposed YRTC
Plans to Develop Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center - Hemet, CA
So Far...

Accomplishments include submitting the purchase-request for the northern YRTC site, and entering the design phase for the southern YRTC.

Southern California YRTC Environmental Assessment Reports
October 20, 2010
YRTC Environmental Assessment Report