Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries shares his message of boundless compassion and radical kinship at Bell's Annual Celebration, Tuesday, October 6!

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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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She said yes! (she always does)

Today, Airis Mercado said yes to helping out Melinda Hershner, development coordinator in Bell’s community engagement office, with a project. Little did she know that the CE team had something else entirely up their sleeve: an “engagement” ring presentation!   “This is the first time we’ve selected a fellow Bell employee for this recognition,” said […]

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Art Experiences Continue at Shelter Despite Pandemic

Tiedra Marshall and her husband LeVar signed up as part of a volunteer group from United Way to help sort and organize donations at Bell Family Shelter on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2018. After the initial visit to Bell Shelter, Tiedra wanted to do more, and asked if she could bring in […]

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Golfing “Fore” Bell

A/E/C Industry Golfing “Fore” Business 4-Person Scramble to Benefit Bell Socialization Services has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 1, 2020! If you are a business professional looking for a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time with your clients, what better way than to get them out of the office and into a golf cart. […]

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June 22 Adopt-a-Day

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, or to schedule your Adopt-a-Day, contact our […]

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Worthy of Love and Belonging

Research professor Brene’ Brown, PhD, LMSW, has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and shares the stories of her interviews and data collection through lectures, books, and podcasts. Brown inspires us to accept that we’re all messy, loveable beings and encourages extending compassion to one another, and to ourselves.  She says, “You’re […]

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Working Together to Eliminate Homelessness

York County Coalition on Homelessness is a collaboration of about 50 community partners, social service organizations and passionate volunteers who work together to help people facing homelessness across York County get connected to safe places to live and the vital resources they need. Kelly Blechartas, Program Coordinator, and Alexandra Smith, Program Reporting Specialist, tell us […]

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Get Involved

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 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
Shiloh American Legion
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