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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!

Register to run, walk, or volunteer on the Harford Marathon Foundation's website. For up to date information on the event, visit our Facebook event site here.


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.


Double your donation to Reliance Health!

At Reliance Health, we work toward enhancing health through mental wellness, but we can’t do it without you. So much of the work we do depends on your support. Charter Oak is offering an easy way to double your contribution to our mission. From August 15th to November 23rd, Charter Oak will match donations made from their members to non-profit agencies, such as Reliance House.


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.