Nicole Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 887-6536 ext.275 www.reliancehealthinc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2020 RELIANCE HEALTH RECOGNIZED AS A TOP WORKPLACE FOR 9TH YEAR THROUGH THE HARTFORD COURANT Norwich, CT, September 25, 2020 – Reliance Health employees have once again recognized the Norwich-based nonprofit as a Top Workplace through the Hartford Courant’s Top Workplace Awards. This is the 9th year that Reliance Health has received the honor, coming in as the 4th Top Workplace amongst midsized employers in Connecticut for 2020, while also receiving special recognition for Meaningfulness. The Top Workplaces awards are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. 18,000 employees from companies in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham, and New London counties participated in the survey for the 2020 awards, resulting in 48 companies being recognized as Top Workplaces in Connecticut. Laura Mello, Reliance Health’s Chief Human Resource Officer, recognizes the significance of receiving the Top Workplace honor during a global pandemic, “This year means more than when we were named number 1 for midsize division because we are in the middle of a national crisis. And yet, our employees, from day one, have shown up. They’ve supported not only the people we serve but have shown up for each other. They are often the forgotten heroes from the state. They make a difference every day. Mental health matters and if this crisis doesn’t highlight this fact, nothing will. I am so proud of our employees and the work they do every day to make a difference.” Carrie Dyer, Reliance Health Chief Executive Officer agrees, “Under ordinary circumstances, our employees are nothing short of remarkable. They are genuine, thoughtful, innovative, and fun. Throughout the extraordinary circumstances we've faced this year, our teams have proven to be those things and so much more. Their resiliency, dedication and passion are what results in Reliance Health being a Top Workplace. I'm grateful to be surrounded by such exceptional people.” Reliance Health is a non-profit community mental health center with a mission to enhance health through mental wellness. With over 40 years of providing quality care, Reliance Health offers a variety of recovery-oriented services to adults throughout Eastern Connecticut. The organization employs over 270 individuals who work in residential and community-based settings, providing skills teaching and support 365 days a year. ### About Reliance Health, Inc. Reliance Health is a non-profit community mental health center on a mission to enhance health through mental wellness. With over 40 years of providing quality care, Reliance Health offers a variety of recovery oriented services such as homeless outreach and engagement, individual and group therapy, medication oversight, supportive housing, residential supervised housing, social rehabilitation services, employment and education supports, service coordination, transportation and supported living. Reliance Health is an integral part of the community network of service providers and community stakeholders whose purpose is to collaborate for the purpose of building a cohesive community.