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Whether it is a man in Tennessee learning to speak after 52 years in silence, the creation of world-renowned approaches to federally qualified health centers and crisis residences, or cutting-edge creative arts programs for people with intellectual disabilities, RHD specializes in innovative, effective and creative solutions wherever the need exists. Read about the many success stories happening at RHD programs across the country here:

A Shared Life: When his caregiver became ill with cancer, Brandon, an RHD client with intellectual disabilities, learned the skills to care for him

Breakthrough: After 52 years in silence, Randall speaks his first words to caregiver Aerry in RHD Nashville

In the ACT: RHD Assertive Community Treatment Teams promote recovery and independence for people with mental health challenges

All in a Day's Work: RHD programs in Tennessee help people with intellectual disabilities find and maintain meaningful employment in their communities

Toy Story: RHD Rhode Island works with toymakers from Hasbro in an exciting collaboration

Center of Excellence: RHD's Montgomery County Recovery Center recognized for its work in fighting the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania 

'You're heroic': Richard Gere, iconic actor and homelessness activist, praises the work of RHD's One Step Away, Philadelphia's homeless newspaper

On-Time Arrival: RHD's mental health transformation moves clients from residential facilities into their own homes, with extraordinary results

In touch: An artist who is deaf and blind finds a new way to communicate at RHD's Center for Creative Works

Of national renown: RHD's Donna Torrisi wrote the book on nurse-managed health care centers

A life (still) in progress: Iggy & Antjuan, a couple with intellectual disabilities, kept their family together with support from RHD

Recovery Diaries: RHD's United Peers shares journey of recovery in WHYY documentary

Fighting for Access: RHD Rhode Island helps Stephen turn his personal project into award-winning advocacy

Feet on the Street: RHD's Street2Feet finds gaps in services with firsthand look at homelessness

I'm an artist: See how RHD art programs broaden the horizons of people with intellectual disabilities

Comeback Kids: RHD's innovative programs help thousands of children and their families achieve their educational and behavioral goals

Symbiosis: RHD's Center for Creative Works engages in collaboration with Haverford College students in 'a true adventure for both parties'

Supportive Housing: RHD supportive housing programs are person-centered, focused on consumers’ dignity, stability and recovery

Carrying the hope: RHD's crisis services have been at the forefront of developing a model that works in any setting

Early Intervention: RHD Early Intervention lays the groundwork for later success for children with developmental delays 

RHD Nebraska: Clients at RHD Nebraska transition successfully into the community after living in an institutional setting 

Case study: 'We're completely pleased' RHD's companion model of support promotes independence at the highest possible level

Environmental design: RHD's Environmental Design team creates unique and personal elements that turn residential facilities into clients' homes

Service with a smile: RHD's Cafe the Lodge serves up great food and fulfilling jobs for people with mental health challenges

Making a Connection: RHD's FaSST/Connections' targeted case management is hailed as an innovative national model

For love of the game: RHD Nashville helps Erik return to the field and rediscover his childhood love of baseball

Imagine That: Person-centered services help RHD clients push the boundaries of their imagination

Case Study: 'Idealism and reality put together' See how RHD launched the Please Touch Museum, the world's leading children's museum
More important to share: Alton, a client at RHD Rhode Island, has become so advanced as an artist he now enjoys teaching others

On the air: RHD Boston's client-hosted radio show climbs to new heights

Case study: 'I felt like I made it' RHD's La Casa is Philadelphia’s only safe haven for young males experiencing homelessness

Living their words: The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement helps youth find their voice

Outsider art: RHD transforms Lower Merion Vocational Training Center into an arts program, with extraordinary results


Case study: 'We build families' A Family House graduate returns to help heal other mothers and children 

Clients give back: RHD Boston clients volunteer to help feed the hungry at a local soup kitchen
Man at work: Ralph at HEART Services creates amazing and intricate work in a space designed for him by RHD
Voice of the voiceless: One Step Away, Philadelphia's first street newspaper, hits the streets

By the book: People with intellectual disabilities learn to read in an innovative new program at RHD


Fighting back: Matthew Saad Muhammad, former world champion boxer and Philadelphia icon, stages his latest comeback – this time from a homeless shelter

Case study: 'Every time, it's a miracle' At Family House Louisiana, mothers in addiction recovery reunite with their children

Watershed moment: During Tennessee's historic 2010 flood, RHD caregivers stayed with their clients and kept them safe – even as their own homes were washed away
Transformation: Stephanie's amazing journey in RHD's Oasis creative arts program wins praise for courage, heart - and artwork

Endow-A-Home: RHD's Endow-A-Home, one of the most successful homelessness programs in the country, celebrates 25 years of helping mothers move from homelessness to homeownership

Case study: 'This is our community' Staffers at RHD's Family Practice & Counseling Network came together to provide housing, health care and other support for a patient in need
A great gift: RHD's Family Practice & Counseling Network's connection to the community shows in the loyalty and affection of one of its first patients
At first sight: Suzanne regains her sight and her ability to walk at RHD's NOVAIII, a residential program for people with substance use disorders
Worldwide Wonder: RHD's Future Search Network mobilizes groups to tackle the world's challenges

Progress Haven: RHD's shelter is one of only a handful in the country allowing homeless couples to stay together in recovery

Case study: 'We knew we had to do the right thing' RHD Connecticut rises to the occasion to provide support for a man with developmental disabilities with nowhere to turn

Leaving prison behind: RHD's Reach-in CARE is just one example of RHD program that cut recidivism, aid returning citizens
Jerseystrong: Even as RHD's New Jersey programs were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, RHD staffers stayed with their clients even as their own homes were washed away, making sure those we care for stayed safe and received the highest quality care

Safe haven: Women without homes, hope find both at Womanspace in post-Katrina New Orleans

Tall order: Andrew overcomes his challenges to work (and dream) big at RHD's Blank Canvas Studios

Case study: All I wanted was a normal life Supported Adult Living Teams provide flexible services to individuals with severe mental illness

'I love it here:' RHD clients living independently in the community are thriving at RHD Nebraska-Omaha

CORE Values: Returning citizens learn social and life skills, reintegrate into society at RHD's C.O.R.E.

Building a new foundation: Chester YouthBuild helps area youth take control of their lives despite perilous odds

Case study: Going home At RHD Fernwood, RHD staffers go to extraordinary lengths to find Mr. Sam's family and get him home

Employee of the Year: Ella, a client at RHD DeFuniak Springs, is honored for excelling at her job at a local hospital02ella