About Us

About Us

Who We Are

REI began in 2012 and is the only educational academic program in California specifically created for adults with mental illness, or are living with family members with mental illness, who are looking to further their education and careers. Our small campus is ideal for students to continue their education and the staff, counselors and teachers provide personal and professional guidance and support.

We partner with Saddleback College and Santiago Canyon College for college general education courses and certifications programs. Courses and workshops are offered Monday through Friday.

Campus Highlights

Administration office: Visit the administration office to register and apply for classes and to meet with Academic Advisors and Success Coaches.

Classrooms: Class sizes are limited to 30 students which allows for individualized attention.

Library: The library includes many books and DVD’s to enrich our student’s education and computers for research. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 9am-9pm and Fridays 9am-3pm.

Computer Lab: The lab has 12 computers and a printer for students to complete assignments, do research or for job searches. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 4pm-6pm.

Outdoor meeting spaces: The campus includes outdoor areas for students to meet, study or to talk with their Student Support Team.

Parking and Transportation

There is plenty of free parking on campus.

REI is easily accessible by public transit and Metrolink on OCBus routes 71 and 54 and from the Orange Station of the Metrolink Orange County line.


All classes, workshops and events are free to REI Students. Students must be a resident of Orange County and meet all qualifications. Learn more about qualifications here.

“Education is part of recovery. Pacific Clinics’ Recovery Education Institute helps our students by preparing them to pursue their career and life goals.”

– Annie Medina, Academic Advisor