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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The Robinson Family Thrives in Our Bridge Housing Program

Your generous gifts of loving support empower us to provide shelter and care to so many York County families who come to our door seeking safe haven throughout the year. One thing that makes Bell Family Shelter unique is our commitment to helping families – no matter their make-up – when they are in need […]

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Juanita’s Inspiring Story of Empowerment and Success

With the help of Bell Family Shelter and our Bridge Housing Program, Juanita found the support and empowerment she needed to build the life she wanted. Juanita said, “I will forever be grateful for the experience and for the shelter that Bell Socialization Services offered me.”   In an article written by Our York Media sponsored by […]

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Purpose and Stability Through Work

Work is a crucial element in our lives. It gives us purpose, drives us, connects our ambitions and aspirations, and offers financial stability. Oasis House York‘s Transitional Employment Program (TEP) provides members with fantastic employment opportunities and experience. Currently, Anthony, a clubhouse member of Oasis House, has been doing an incredible job at GSK as […]

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Bell People and Partnerships Celebrated Through Program Awards

Oasis House York held its annual Employment and Education Dinner in mid November, recognizing clubhouse members who are working or in school. As has been the case for years, the room fills with applause as members receive certificates for their achievements. One of Oasis House‘s longest ongoing employment partnerships has been with Apple Car Wash […]

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Bernie’s Inspiring Story of Perseverance and Giving Back

When you donate to Bell’s Mental Health Services on Giving Tuesday, you are empowering people in our community by supporting Bell’s life-enriching programs and services. People like Bernie Hartlove. Bernie freely shares the story of his journey, how his involvement with Bell has helped him navigate challenges and aspire to live his best life. “I […]

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An Inspiring Young Donor Gives Back

Today, we share the heartwarming story of Donovan, an inspiring ten-year-old dedicated to giving back to others. This year for his birthday, he asked his friends to bring donations instead of presents to his party. Each year he chooses an organization that he would like to help. His friends enjoy this yearly tradition and asked […]

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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.



Each one of us can make a difference, together we make change.” – Barbara Mikulski

Much gratitude for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have extended support recently:

13th Ward Political Club of York
American Hydro Corp.
Barton Associates, Inc.
Calvary UMC
Central PA Operation Warm Hearts
Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Charities Aid Foundation Andover
Child Care Consultants
Community Aid York
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Hellam Fire Hall
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Life Path Christian Ministries
McCallister Myers and Associates
Messiah UMC
Mt. Zion UCC
Paradise Lutheran Church
Pleasant View Church of the Brethren
ReSource York
St. Jacob’s Stone  UCC Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
Stony Brook Elementary School
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
United Way of York County
Zion UMC