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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DSP Recognition Week!

This week during Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, September 12 – 18, 2021, we shine a spotlight on all the caring, hard-working people who work in Bell’s residential programs! Their compassion and dedication is put into action Every. Day. to provide an environment of support and empowerment where people can improve their lives. A special […]

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Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Robert Lease Jr.

This Feel Good Friday Bell is recognizing Board Member, Robert Lease. Bob’s connection to Bell started nearly 55 years ago. In 1965, Bob attended York College. He said, “I was involved right from the beginning when it was known as “The Bell Club.” One night there would be bingo, the next square dancing, games, and […]

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Loving Gesture Helps Families

Today, June 22nd at Bell Family Shelter is lovingly adopted by David Welber and Diane Krasner in celebration of their 18th wedding anniversary. It means a lot to Diane and David to celebrate their union by giving back, helping to life up families in their community. They invite YOU, your company, family, church, civic or […]

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Rewarding Work: meet Christina

Christina Hines is the Program Coordinator for Shelter Services, which includes Bell Family Shelter and three transitional housing programs for the homeless: Possibilities, Next Step, and Bridge Housing. When asked about her role, Christina shared, “I enjoy being able to assist individuals and families as they grow and blossom. It is a rewarding feeling when […]

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Passing the Torch…. or Gavel

Tim Klimchock joined Bell’s board of directors in February of 2008. He was elected to the position of board president in 2017, shortly after Tony Schweitzer moved into the role of the agency’s executive director. The two offered support to one another and cultivated a relationship that remains strong today. Tony says, “Tim’s leadership has […]

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Shanna’s Possibilities

Shanna’s journey has not been easy , but through her resilience and perseverance, it has been successful. In hearing Shanna’s story, she says her success is due to Ellen, her case manager, and the help she received through the Bridge Housing Program. “It’s been a very tough journey. There were plenty of times when I […]

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Get Involved

Explore opportunities to give back or pay it forward with your skills and talents in a way that suits your life.

We’d also 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

THANK YOU to our Buzzy Bingo merchant partners and prize sponsors AND our Mental Health Art Show sponsors!

We’re grateful for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have extended support in the first quarter of 2021:

Advent Lutheran Church
Aldersgate UMC
Amazon Smile Foundation
Ameritrade Clearing
Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Charities Aid Foundation Andover
Christ Lutheran Church
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Network for Good – General Donations
Paradise Lutheran Church
Paypal Giving Fund
Penguin Random House
Psi Chi of York College
Quickel Lutheran Church
Re-Source York
S & H Express
South Mountain Elementary School
St. John’s United Church of Christ
WRA Engineering
York County Community Foundation