Reliance Health is a non-profit community mental health center on a mission to enhance health through mental wellness.
Why? It’s simple:
Mental health is important to every individual and the foundation to overall wellness.
Did you know a mental health diagnosis:
- Impacts the life of 1 in 4 adults
- Does not have barriers to age, race, gender or socio-economic status
- Can be caused by a variety of factors including trauma, biochemistry, natural disasters, physical illness, grief, loss, war, abuse, and neglect
We all have good and bad days. On bad days, how do you feel? Where do you go? Who do you turn to? How does it affect your day-to-day ability to continue with your tasks? What if you didn’t have anyone to support you? Listen to you? Advise you?
Our 30+ programs provide tools and resources for individuals to move forward in their lives. Each program focuses on positive relationships and mental wellness because we believe healthy living starts with your mind.
Great athlete, soldier, nine children, two and sometimes three jobs were not enough for John Morosky. In the mid 1970’s, he was in his forties and set out to get a Master of Social Work degree. As part of his practicum, he started a nonprofit to provide a place of safety and family for those returning to the community from Norwich Hospital. He chose to support and enhance the lives of individuals deprived of their wellness due to chemical imbalances in their bodies. He chose to help people with mental health diagnoses.
After staffing this drop-in center with volunteers for several years, John wrote a grant and secured funds to hire one employee. That fledgling organization became Reliance Health, currently one of Norwich’s largest employers. With 250 staff having served thousands of people over the ensuing years, we have become a leader in mental health services in the state of Connecticut and beyond.
John’s gentle, loving leadership has been critical to our success. His vision was to do the right thing in every encounter, with every person. When in John’s company, there was an essence of trust, acceptance, respect, support, and encouragement. By following John’s example, we have been found, by the Hartford Courant and Fox News, to be a Top Workplace for 5 years, in additional to being recognized for having Outstanding Managers. We trust, we respect, we support, we encourage, we love those who work for us and those whom we serve. John understood and demonstrated the real meanings of team, community, and the love that holds us together. To this day, we all follow his lead.
May 16, 1929 - Dec. 8, 2014
“John had the ability to lead and he demonstrated that ability throughout his life.”
David Burnett, Reliance Health CEO