Reliance House, Inc. has
served Eastern Connecticut for over 36 years. What began as a single staffed,
daytime drop-in center for mental health consumers residing in Norwich Hospital
in the mid-1970’s, has developed into one of the most responsive and well
respected providers of mental health and addiction services in the region. The
mission of Reliance House is to partner with adults experiencing mental health,
addiction, and developmental disabilities and to enhance the qualities of their
lives. This tethered with the values of respect, recovery, self-determination,
growth, choice, and unity in diversity have guided the vision and allowed the
organization to become a leader in the field. Today, the organization serves
over 800 individuals annually.An array of services are provided including, but
not limited to:service coordination, peer support, supportive housing,
employment services, supported education, adult education, social
rehabilitation, shelter and homeless outreach, community outreach, respite, transitional
living, young adult services,and individualized support programming.
we are named Reliance House, we do not actually operate out of a house. A few
programs have offices in residential settings however the majority of our work
is done within the community. We are an agency driven by more than 200
employees serving over 1000 adults in eastern conecticut. We are a national
leader in the harm reduction model(designed to decrease harmful emotional,
physical and or psycholigical behaviors to one's self or others) and the
housing first model (helping individuals obtain stable housing and addressing
other objectives once housing is attained).
Reliance House is dedicated to cultivating an enviroment that promotes our core values of respect, growth, choice, teamwork, integrity and unity in diversity.