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Acquisition of Southern California YRTC site


IHS acquires the future site of the Southern California YRTC

On February 6, 2012, the IHS Director announced that IHS had successfully purchased Taylor Ranch, the future site of the southern California YRTC. The IHS Director's announcement is available on our California Area webpage, Letters to Tribal Leaders.

Today it is with great pleasure that I invite California Tribal Leaders and their guests to a "Dedication of the Land" on Friday morning, March 9, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, concluding the 2012 IHS/CAO Annual Tribal Consultation. To reserve your seat at the Dedication, please visit:  Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  

The purchase of Taylor Ranch represents a significant milestone in the history of the California YRTC Project. This event marks the beginning of the design phase to construct the 32-bed youth residential chemical dependence treatment facility in Riverside County. IHS is now seeking a design firm for the southern California YRTC to begin work within the next 6 months. This is the first IHS facility to be constructed in California since IHS was transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service in 1955.

If you have questions regarding the Dedication of the Land at Taylor Ranch or about the California YRTC Project, please contact YRTC Planner Mark Espinosa at (916) 930-3927 Ext. 315 or e-mail

Margo D. Kerrigan, M.P.H.
Director, IHS California Area Office