Press Releases

Reliance Health buys former Sears building at 2-6 Cliff St. in Norwich

NORWICH — Reliance Health announced Tuesday morning that it has purchased the former Sears building at 2-6 Cliff St., a Lord family property.

The nonprofit community mental health center, formerly called Reliance House, has several day programs already in place at the building, including an outpatient clinic. Read more...

Reliance Health purchases former Sears building in downtown Norwich

Norwich — Reliance Health has purchased the former Sears building at 2-6 Cliff St. — which the city once had hoped to buy for a police station — for $2.3 million in what agency officials said is both an expansion of services and a consolidation of locations. 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...

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...

Reliance Health Receives 2016 Backus President’s Award

NORWICH— Reliance Health, formerly Reliance House, a Norwich-based non-profit community mental health center on a mission to enhance health through mental wellness, is the recipient of the Backus 2016 President’s Award.

The award, which includes a $5,000 donation to the organization, was announced at Backus Hospital’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 16. It was established in 2011 to honor people and organizations that collaborate with Backus to help improve health and quality of life in the community.  Read more...