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: Contact the administration office for more information on classes, assistance with registration, and scheduling an appointment with REI Staff.

Staff Services: Academic Advisors, Success Coaches, Employment Specialists, and Peer Support staff are ready to assist you in reaching your educational and career goals.

Classrooms: Class sizes are kept to a minimum, allowing for individualized attention. Currently, most REI classes are virtual via ZOOM. In person workshops are starting to become available, seats are limited.

Library: The library includes textbooks, literature resources, and laptops to enhance our students' learning and ensures access to research. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9am-5pm (appointment preferred).

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, Assistant Director of Education Services