Youth Regional Treatment Centers

The Indian Health Service (IHS) funds youth regional treatment centers (YRTCs) to address substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The mission of the YRTCs is to provide quality, holistic behavioral health care for American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents and their families in a substance-free, residential environment that integrates traditional healing, spiritual values, and cultural identification.

In keeping with this mission, the YRTCs provide clinical services as part of a culturally relevant, holistic model of care. Services include: clinical evaluation, substance abuse education, group, individual and family psychotherapy, life skills, medication management or monitoring, evidence-based/practice-based treatment, aftercare relapse prevention, and post-treatment follow-up services.

IHS-Funded Youth Regional Treatment Centers

Federally Operated
  • Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment Center
  • Desert Visions Youth Wellness Center
  • Nevada Skies Youth Wellness Center
  • New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center
  • Unity Healing Center
Tribally Operated
  • Graf Rheeneerhaanjii
  • The Healing Lodge of Seven Nations
  • Jack Brown Youth Regional Treatment Center
  • Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Center
  • Yeil Jeeyax -- Raven’s Way

For more information on the YRTCs, please visit the IHS YRTC website at


Behavioral Health Inquiries:

Robert Foley, M.Ed.
Acting Director of Public Health Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-355-5494
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]



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