Success Stories

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:

RHD: 50 Years and Counting

RHD: 50 Years and Counting

This year Resources for Human Development celebrates 50 years of delivering the highest quality services to people of all abilities, in a Values-driven environment built around respect for the dignity …

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A New Start for those in need

A New Start for those in need

RHD’s New Start II program is expanding services to transition into a withdrawal management program as part of Philadelphia Community Behavioral Health’s effort to combat the opioid epidemic. “We want …

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‘In great hands’

‘In great hands’

Symbolically, Donna Torrisi passed the torch to Emily Nichols. Literally, Torrisi passed Nichols the white buffalo. When Torrisi retired this year after 27 years as Executive Director of RHD’S Family …

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A legacy of caring

A legacy of caring

Donna Torrisi’s journey to change the face of health care in Philadelphia began with a community meeting in 1992. Torrisi was working at an HMO in Philadelphia when in 1991 …

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Happy, Healthy and at Home

Happy, Healthy and at Home

Quanda was frequently hospitalized, most recently with multiple strokes while residing in a Durham, NC, rescue shelter. Quanda was caught in a cycle of health problems and housing insecurity that …

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