MFI Recovery Center – La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center

MFI Recovery Center - La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center San Jacinto California

La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center is new addition to MFI’s family of specialized programs. La Vista is a private, residential treatment facility nestled on a hilltop with grand views of Mount San Jacinto, Tahquitz Peak, and the valleys of Hemet and San Jacinto. Like a bed and breakfast, this quiet setting provides a safe place for women of all ages to seek the skills with which to build a new life centered on sobriety.


Established in 1972, MFI Recovery Center is a non-profit organization that provides a full continuum of treatment services for adults, women with children, and adolescents. Treatment is available for individuals who are struggling with chemical dependency, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring disorders.. One of nine facilities operated by the organization and its latest opening,the MFI Recovery Center’s La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center provides a gender-specific, residential treatment program for women. Located in San Jacinto, Calif., the facility does not provide detoxification services on-site.


According to MFI Recovery Center’s website, upon admission, clients participate in an initial assessment, which is used to create a personalized treatment plan. To treat its clients, La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center utilizes the Matrix Model with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and 12-step facilitation.

During treatment, clients participate in a structured schedule of individual, group, and family counseling sessions designed to help clients identify underlying factors that may contribute to addictive behavior.

As a gender-specific program, counseling sessions focus on issues common among women struggling with substance abuse. The trauma-focused treatment may address issues of physical or sexual abuse, PTSD, low self-esteem, depression, and an inability to cope with stress. The Matrix Model typically also incorporates educational workshops on relapse prevention techniques.

In addition to counseling sessions and educational classes, the facility also incorporates the principles and practices of the 12-step model of recovery into treatment. Clients may attend on-site and off-site 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature, and complete coursework to guide clients in their “step-work.” Dually diagnosed individuals may also receive psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management.

To help clients transition back into the community, clinicians may coordinate with clients to create comprehensive discharge plans. These plans may include referrals to sober housing, community-based resources, outpatient programs, and other linkages that provide aftercare support.


MFI Recovery Center’s website notes its residential programs are facilitated by a team of psychiatrists, clinical therapists, licensed substance abuse counselors, and support staff.


MFI Recovery Center’s website indicates the facility is set on a hilltop with views of Mount San Jacinto. La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center is a repurposed, historic farmhouse. While information is scarce concerning the living arrangements and amenities, the facility’s website describes it as providing a “comfortable and serene environment” and compares the facility as similar to a “bed and breakfast.”

The staff member polled by at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.


While has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, secondary sources revealed overwhelmingly positive alumni opinions of the facility. On its unofficial Facebook page, the 19 individuals who left reviews provided an average of 4.9 out of five stars.[1]

Reviewers tended to cite the effectiveness and dedication of counselors as a facility strength. “Really appreciate this place so much. Its an amazing place. Awesome staff,” Amanda, one representative reviewer, wrote.


To date, the staff member surveyed by provided positive commentary. They also gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, when asked if they would recommend
MFI Recovery Center, and for family participation.

“This facilities communication with the Clients can be reached in many ways,” the staff member wrote was a strength. “Each facilitator has there own unique ways of reaching any client. Which in return complements each other’s professionalism.”


MFI Recovery Center’s website notes it accepts a wide range of insurance providers, including Aetna, Cigna, Mulitplan, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. MFI Recovery Center also offers sliding scale fee rates for individuals who may require financial assistance.


Services provided by MFI Recovery Center – La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Payment Assistance
  • Genders Accepted

  • Female
  • MFI Recovery Center – La Vista Recovery and Wellness Center Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • This facilities communication with the Clients can be reached in many ways. Each facilitator has there own unique ways of reaching any client. Which in return complements each other's professionalism. We all have weaknesses but due to confidentiality we work issues within the facilitator when needed. I've only experienced working here at LA Vista. With saying that, our Cts. Who have came here have had CPS cases, completely lost there children besides there own life, relationship with family members, also some have came off the streets or even prison. Our Cts. Restore there relationship, regain custody of children, learned how to become responsible. By having the right referrals our Cts are able to find the proper sober living or out patient in order to carry out the sobriety. We have Graduations once a year and many Cts from our different facilities and the one of the company attends also. The staff at LA Vista works hard to make sure the experience will be life changing.