About

We envision a community where people are valued and respected, and live with dignity.

It is our Mission to provide an environment of support and empowerment where people can improve their quality of living.

Our Values

Person-Focused—we respect each individual and work with each one to provide the tools necessary for success.

Diversity—we accept and celebrate differences and realize the world is a better place because of our individuality.

Non-Judgmental—we give our very best to every individual, every day, regardless of who they are or where they have been.

Sustainability—we look for ways to ensure  our organization is here to efficiently serve the community for decades to come.

Casual—we create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere that encourages individuals to be themselves.

Integrity—we act with the highest level of   moral character.

History

Bell Socialization Services, Inc. began in 1966 as “The Bell Club,” a social gathering for people being discharged from local psychiatric hospitals into the greater York, PA community.

Over the years, services evolved and expanded and, in 1977, programs were added to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities. In 1986, the agency added shelter services to meet the needs of York County’s homeless families.