Congratulations 2020 Award Recipients
Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, gender, or income. While these medical conditions can disrupt a person’s thinking, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning, more than 2/3 of Americans who have a mental illness live in the community and lead productive lives.
We work to eliminate the stigma of living with mental illness and offer services to empower people to improve their lives.
Bell provides supportive residential and social environments to help people living with intellectual disabilities explore their potential.
With appropriate personalized support plans, adults with limitations in their ability for learning, reasoning, and problem solving can explore their strengths, and build their capacity to live full, active lives.
Individuals and families who are homeless, near homeless, or low income can find supportive services through Bell’s emergency shelter, transitional housing, and rental assistance programs.
Bell offers caring guidance plus connections to a network of community resources to help people empower themselves toward independent living.
An Adopt-a-Day donation covers one day’s operating costs at Bell Family Shelter, assuring a safe place to sleep, nutritious meals, and compassionate staff to help York County families experiencing homelessness tonight — a gesture of generosity that will lift up families to a better tomorrow. – – – For more information contact our Community Engagement office […]
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Bell’s annual Personal Achievement award is presented to a current service user who, in the past year, has made significant accomplishments to improve his or her quality of life. The efforts individuals who use Bell services put forth on a daily basis are not typically seen by the general public. And much of the change […]
The Business of the Year Award is given to a business that contributes time and resources to assist Bell Socialization Services in fulfilling its mission within the community. When the pandemic halted their original plans, this year’s nominee stepped up to meet the obligation they set for themselves with a successful Plan B so that […]
Rita Patz was a founding Bell volunteer representing the Alexander Goode Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary. She volunteered with operating the Monday Night Program for more than 30 years, pitched in with many other volunteer opportunities, and was voted Board Member Emeritus by Bell’s Board of Directors. The Rita Patz Liberty Bell Drop-In Center on King […]
Bell’s former executive director described Pauline Whitacre as the kindest, sweetest person he knew. She was a mental health consumer who volunteered daily at Bell for more than 20 years to help fellow consumers – long before the concept of peer support was in existence. She used her own vehicle and time to transport people […]
Margo Atwood was a founding volunteer with Bell, representing the Catholic Women’s Club of York. She volunteered her time to operate the Bell Club’s Monday Night Program for many years and also served as a long-time member of Bell’s Board of Directors. The award named for her is presented to an individual or group that […]
SAVE THE DATE for Bell’s Annual Celebration, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, featuring special keynote speaker Father Greg Boyle, founder and director of Homeboy Industries.
Looking for meaningful ways to make a difference? Explore opportunities to give back or pay it forward with your skills and talents in a way that suits your life. We’d be happy to hear your ideas and help you find a good fit with Bell’s Mission, Vision & Values.
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
We’re grateful for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have extended support in the second and third quarters of 2020: