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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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Stories

Dollar Diner

What’s for lunch on Thursday? Could be taco salad or a BLT. Could be turkey and mashed potatoes with stuffing on the side. Could be empanadillas and refried beans. And you can count on a sweet treat for dessert. Drink (iced tea, punch, maybe lemonade) optional. Before the onset of the Spring 2020 coronavirus outbreak, […]

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Masked Artist Boosts Mental Health

Sometime this past Tuesday morning, cheerful messages mysteriously began appearing on the sidewalks outside some of Bell’s mental health program  locations. As the day advanced, staff and residents were delighted to open the door and step outside to see yellow suns, rainbows, flowers, and balloons drawn with sidewalk chalk. As word spread from one residential […]

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Local collaboration helps serve vulnerable population during pandemic

a notice from York County: A multi-agency plan providing quarantine space in York County for people who cannot self-isolate has been deployed in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This alternative sheltering option exists for homeless individuals, those living in congregate housing and others who have been determined by their healthcare provider or case manager […]

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phi·lan·thro·pist

/fəˈlanTHrəpəst/ noun a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Big thanks to these and other amazing philanthropists who build and strengthen our community, together. Your gifts to Bell on Friday, May 1, for Give Local York mean so very much. In 24 […]

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Join the Party!

In this week leading up to Give Local York 2020, Bell is celebrating by hosting five movies relating to the services we provide: mental health, intellectual disability, and homelessness. By utilizing the Netflix Party app, we invite you to join us to watch the films together – but separately, in our own homes – enjoying […]

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Bell log: Adult Training Facility and Social Recreation

Working at Bell is more than a means to a paycheck. Our “work family” is caring and supportive, and dedicated to Empowering lives. Every. Day. no matter the type of work we do, especially during the current pandemic. Many of our individuals rely on social activities throughout the week to help them live more independently. […]

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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.

Partners

“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 extended support in the first quarter of 2020:

Advent Lutheran Church
Aldersgate UMC
Big Fat Daddy’s
Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Christ Lutheran Church
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Giant Giving Tag Program
Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
M&T Bank
Messiah UMC
Mt. Zion UCC
Paradise Lutheran Church
Puerta de Salvacion
RKL
RSDC
Shiloh American Legion
Sprint
St. Jacob’s Stone  UCC Church
St. James Lutheran Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s UCC-Stoverstown
Trinity United Church of Christ
Union Evangelical Lutheran Church
York Young Professional