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Cheryl Scates
Interim Director

69-696 Ramon Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Public: (760) 770-6200
Fax: (760) 770-6244

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Located in Cathedral City, California, approximately 110 miles east of Los Angeles and adjacent to Palm Springs, this 57,000 square foot facility originally opened in 1989 as a mental health program under private ownership. The facility is leased by the Department of Developmental Services and has been updated and remodeled to meet Canyon Springs specific program needs.


Beautiful desert cities of Southern California are known worldwide as the ultimate vacation getaway. The Coachella Valley, with a population of 263,322, is the very essence of Southern California lifestyle - a destination of friendly neighborhoods, lush country clubs, and diverse shopping. Cathedral City reflects a unique balance among small-town atmosphere, big-city conveniences and desert resort living.

Last Updated: 3/2/2018