Mental Health

Life Learning Programs for Individuals Living with Mental Illness

New Beginnings
This program gives consumers the opportunity to build academic, social, recreation/leisure and daily living skills. Groups include money management, health and hygiene, crafts, exercise and physical activity.

Liberty Bell Drop-In Center
This program provides an atmosphere for mental health consumers to socialize and enjoy recreation and leisure time with friends. No daytime activities are planned; however, table games, pool, ping-pong and movies are available. 

Recreation Program
This program allows consumers to get out of their house for some recreation. Bell offers activities three nights per week and on weekends. Socializing opportunities are also available at the Drop-In Center evenings and weekends.

Sendero
This program is specifically for Latino consumers whose primary language is Spanish. Our bilingual caseworkers conduct the skill building and recreational activities in Spanish, but encourage the consumers to learn and utilize English in groups. Groups include money management, cooking, art, movie club and community awareness.

In summer months, fishing is a favorite activity for Sendero members.

Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

Transitional Employment Program (TEP)
This program provides group and individual counseling sessions to help consumers prepare for employment. Individuals can learn food service, janitorial, office or lawn care skills by participating in Bell’s contracted worksites. A workers’ support group is available in this program.

Supported Employment Program (SEP)
This program, run in partnership with the ARC of York County under the name of Penn Employment, provides job coaching services to consumers. A job coach will assist in every aspect of employment from evaluation of suitable jobs to seeking, obtaining and maintaining a job.  READ MORE ABOUT SEP