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Created: Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:08

Norwich WinterFest 5K Updates

Planning for our 5th Annual WinterFest 5K is coming along nicely! We have Matthew’s Catering providing 4 varieties of soups for participants and volunteers, Kelley’s Pace in the Mystic Village has donated a $25 gift card that we plan to raffle off, and several sponsors have stepped up to support this community wellness event. Have you started training yet? Be sure to train for hills, as this course has a tough one! 

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Created: Friday, 08 September 2017 18:56

Rally at the Capitol - September 7, 2017

Yesterday, Reliance Health staff and members joined with the non-profit community to advocate for our state legislatures to pass a budget and protect community services. We stood on the steps of our State Capitol to put faces to the numbers. We cannot allow our budget crisis to rest on the shoulders of the non-profit community. We need a responsible and moral budget and we need it now.

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Created: Friday, 01 September 2017 15:14

An Easy Way to Double Your Donation

Through a variety of programs aimed at building skills and increasing independence, Reliance Health helps over 1,000 individuals with mental health barriers work toward realizing their dreams. Many of these dreams include returning to work, learning to use public transportation, getting connected to doctors, furthering education, and obtaining safe and affordable housing.

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Created: Thursday, 24 August 2017 17:31

Finding Confidence on the Water

Members of our Teamworks Clubhouse have experienced substantial growth this summer. Each Monday, members have been given the opportunity to get out on the water in 5 kayaks purchased through a generous grant from Dime Bank's Dime Foundation. These adventures have been monumental in assisting members in gaining confidence, overcoming anxiety, developing leadership skills, and building connections with others.

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More than 40 volunteers helped with Point in Time Count this year

There are thousands of individuals and families in homeless shelters at any given time in the U.S., and hundreds more living without shelter in Connecticut. The goal in New London County is always to move families and individuals into permanent housing. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, contractor for the New London County Fund to End Homelessness, assists with this effort.  Read more...

Norwich Winterfest 5K brings community together

NORWICH — A pair of women in gingerbread costumes were sprinting alongside a woman dressed like a Christmas tree down Franklin Street Saturday and a man riding a penny-farthing bicycle from the 1800s was in front of leader Will Sanders.

This was no ordinary road race.
And according to the man riding on top of the huge front wheel on that bike, Reliance House CEO Dave Burnett, that’s kind of the point.  Read more...

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07th Oct

October First Friday - Common Thread


Reliance Health Gallery

26th Oct

Introduction to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in CT


Three Rivers Community College

26th Nov

5th Annual Norwich WinterFest 5K


Norwich Free Academy

16th Mar

Who Cares for the Caregiver - CEU Training


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