Photo courtesy of HISA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 1 for the grand opening of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet. ■ By Mary Ann Morris / Editor The Indian Health Service (IHS), in consultation with the 104 federally-recognized tribes of California, has announced the grand opening of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet. The new Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) will provide culturally appropriate substance use disorder services to American Indian and Alaska Native youths ages 12-17. “Today, IHS is pleased to announce the first of two youth regional treatment centers that will serve American Indian and Alaska Native youth in California,” said IHS Acting Director,

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