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Mental Health Services

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.


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Intellectual Disability Services

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.


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Homelessness & Housing Support

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.

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When the Holidays aren’t so Happy

There’s wide-spread emphasis during the holidays to gather with family, show up at big festive parties, and generally be sociable and merry. For some people, the holidays can also mean deep depression, intense loneliness, and family drama landmines. Lengthy lists from psychologists, self-care advocates, and wellness bloggers abound, offering tips for navigating this time of […]

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Three Things to Remember When the Holidays Get to be Too Much

The shopping, the crowds, the traffic, the cooking, the family gatherings and work parties, school recitals and church events. Whoa!  Pull the reins on the team, Santa. I’m crying “uncle.” Sound familiar? When you start to think more about getting through the holidays rather than enjoying them, consider these tips for reconnecting to the season: […]

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Look Who’s Getting Engaged!

Rita Whitney wasn’t expecting to show up for a Re-Source York (RSY) board of directors meeting at Bell Socialization Services main office on Tuesday and end up with an engagement ring. The relatively new RSY board member was surprised by Bell’s community engagement team with a big sparkly ring (made of soap and provided by […]

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Happy Birthday Adopt-a-Day

Turning a happy day for a special someone into a happy day for dozens of children and their parents is a sweet gift! And it’s what Bob Lease did recently when he adopted a day at Bell Family Shelter in honor of his wife, Judy, for her birthday. Doesn’t that light up your heart?   […]

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Commitment of Love Lifts Up Families

Family means a lot to Judy and Bob Lease, Jr. They spend as much time together as they can with their children and grandchildren, siblings and cousins, in-laws and others with whom they are close. And they don’t take any of it for granted. On the occasion of their 52nd wedding anniversary today, October 19, […]

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Grateful Adopt-a-Day

Today we celebrate the generosity of CGA Law Firm for their Adopt-a-Day gift in memory of John and Naomi Griffiths, parents of attorney (and Bell Board member) Rees Griffiths. Rees has served on Bell’s board for more than 25 years and has been adopting a day in his parents’ honor/memory for many of those years. […]

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Get Involved

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.



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

We’re grateful for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have engaged with Bell in August:

York Revolution, White Rose Interiors, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, United Way of Allegheny County, Sophisticated Ladies, Site Design Concepts, Re-Source York, Penguin Random House, First Energy Service Company, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Community Aid, Inc., C.S. Davidson, Inc., B.P.O. Elks 213, AmazonSmile Foundation,  Sugar Rose Bake Shop, St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Left Bank Restaurant,  GlaxoSmithKline, First Church of the Brethren, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Dentsply International, Dairy Queen, D.E. Gemmill, Inc., Central Family Restaurant