We Need Your Help
Friends, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
As you have no doubt heard, the State of Connecticut has not yet passed a budget. As a result, State Departments are asking non-profit providers like Reliance Health to submit plans reducing our annualized budgets by 2.5% and incraesing to 10% until a state budget is passed.
Thos numbers sound small, but we can assure you they are not.
5th Annual Norwich WinterFest 5K - Sponsors Needed!
On November 25th, 2017, hundreds of runners and spectators will be gathering at Norwich Free Academy for the 5th annual Norwich WinterFest 5K. Will you join Reliance Health and the Hartford Marathon Foundation as we bring the crowds to Norwich for this feel good, community wellness event?
Norwich WinterFest 5K - November 26th
Are you a runner, walker, or someone who values mental and physical wellness? Join us for the Norwich WinterFest 5K happening on Saturday, November 26th! We're gearing up for our 4th annual event featuring the Hartford Marathon Foundation, massage therapist, vendors, face painting, soup, and runners in costume. Not a runner or walker? That's OK! We love volunteers too!
Introducing Reliance Health...
As you may have noticed, Reliance House is getting a new name, Reliance Health. For years we have been poorly served by the concept of the term “house”. With the recent addition of our outpatient clinic, we recognize the need to connect the agency’s name with our mission statement, “enhancing health through mental wellness”. The name Reliance Health better represents what we are, a multifaceted community mental health center.
Top Workplaces 2016
Out of 975 companies surveyed by The Courant for Top Workplace standing, only 61 received Top Workplace recognition in 2016. We're proud to be ranked #2 in the mid-sized division! We also received a special award for having such amazing managers.
Mental Illness Feels Like...
Nicole Reynolds - Development
Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Month, a month dedicated to spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about. This May, Mental Health America had established the theme "Life with a Mental Illness". They called on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures, and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike.
Norwich Winterfest 5K
For the past three years, Reliance House has been partnering with the Hartford Marathon Foundation to bring mental wellness, fun, and physical activity to the Norwich community. We're excited to be doing it again on November 26th, 2016 as we prepare for our 4th annual Norwich Winterfest 5K road race!
Wellness at Work and Beyond
Sheila Lake, Service Director
Hi, I am Sheila Lake. I have worked at Reliance House for 20 years and am currently a Service Director for 6 different programs. As I have grown and learned from so many people, particularly our members and staff, I came to realize how closely our mental and physical health are entwined.
Rappelling for Recovery
Carrie Dyer, Chief Operating Officer
For me, Tuesday, July 29th was not an average day in the office. With the help of Cigna, I was able to represent Reliance House at the "Shatterproof Challenge" at the Hartford Hilton. The event consisted of rappelling down the 22 story Hilton Hartford and it was, simply put, AMAZING.