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Created: Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:41

All-Gender Restrooms - SmartSign

January 18, 2018 - In 2014, Reliance Health began an initiative to be more trauma-informed and gender-sensitive. Our goal was to improve the experience of members, from the moment they walked through our doors. Part of this initiative encouraged us to review our practices, policies, and physical layout to ensure a trauma and gender informed and responsive environment for all.

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Created: Sunday, 17 December 2017 17:01

Omega Institute's Strengthening Communities Summit

December 12, 2017 - We were honored to be invited to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY for their "Strengthening Communities Summit" in May. 18 individuals attended on behalf of Reliance Health, to strategize about our overall wellness plan. The time was spent strengthening relationships, discovering passions, and creating goals. One attendee stated "Omega was a powerful experience where we were graciously given the opportunity to work on our Reliance Health programming as it related to wellness, but also bettering ourselves during the process. Each day we were offered yoga, tai chi, or medication to start the day! Also, we were provided wonderful facilitators with various ‘wellness focused’ backgrounds to help guide us along our beautiful Omega adventure together".

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Created: Monday, 04 December 2017 16:33

Men's DBT Group starting in January

Is DBT right for you?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can help you learn skills to improve your ability to manage emotions (anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, etc), maintain health relationships, as well as improve your ability to tolerate distressful situations and focus on the present.

New group starting in January!

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Created: Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:36

Reliance Health Gets a New Home!

For years, Reliance Health has had a goal to own a space that would allow us to once again offer a variety of programs under one roof. We have drawn plans to build, we have explored vacant mills, we have toured offices for sale but we had yet to find the right space.

For the past year, discussions have been taking place to purchase a building that meets our many needs: keeps us in downtown Norwich, allows for synchronicity between programs, accommodates our growing square footage demands, is well maintained and accessible, offers parking, and provides flexibility for creative programmatic growth. That space is now ours.

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Looming state budget, federal tax plan cause uneasiness among local nonprofits

NORWICH — As she sought resources after suffering from trauma-related issues, Kimberly Miller became a member of Reliance Health in 2012. Since then, she has gone back to school and began working part-time.

“And if it wasn’t for Reliance Health, I would not be standing in front of you today,” she said to a panel of five state legislators on Tuesday.

Miller, and nearly 80 others, packed the Otis Library Community Room for two hours in an effort to convince state legislators to keep their missions in mind during the General Assembly’s session, which begins on Wednesday. Read more...

Nonprofit workers and clients take concerns to local legislators

Norwich — One day before the start of the 2018 legislative session, more than 70 nonprofit workers, advocates and service recipients gathered at the Otis Library for a discussion on the state of nonprofits in the Norwich region.

They laughed when Reliance Health CEO David Burnett guaranteed that one of his employees is not doing her work for the money. They laughed when Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, asked if it was safe to say that nonprofit wages have not kept up with the wages of other private-sector jobs. They laughed when Rep. Kevin Skulczyck, R-Griswold, said he didn't "want to beat up on my friends in Greenwich" and Osten replied, "I do." Read more...

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02nd Mar

March First Friday - Reliance Health Artist Collective

Friday6:00PM

Reliance Health Gallery

06th Apr

April First Friday - Susan McElaney

Friday6:00PM

Reliance Health Gallery

15th Apr

Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday11:00AM

Billy Wilson's Ageing Still - 57 Broadway, Norwich CT

25th Aug

2nd Annual Par 4 Charity Golf Tournament

Saturday9:00AM

River Ridge Golf Course