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 housing insecure 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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2024 National Employee Appreciation Day!

Bell employees, YOU ARE APPRECIATED, today and Every Day!   Thank you for showing up, for going above and beyond, for providing quality care and service, for your ideas and input, for your commitment to our mission of providing an environment of support and empowerment where people can improve their quality of living, for your […]

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Ruby’s Engaged!

After a very lucrative bake sale of homemade banana bread and chocolate chip cookies, seven year old Ruby Steel and her mom, Caitlin, went shopping to buy items from the Bell Family Shelter wish list. (Read story here.) Since then, Ruby enlisted her older brother, William, to help and the family showed up with another […]

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Re-Source York Supports Shelter

A warm shout out to every one of you who donates to and makes purchases at Re-Source York’s home decor and/or home improvements stores! Your support  keeps good usable stuff out of the landfill, provides jobs for Bell service users, and a portion of sales from both stores is donated on a quarterly basis to […]

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Pasta, Pizza, Prosecco and More!!

Mark your calendar now to head out to Victor’s Italian Restaurant March 11 to 14! A portion of all sales – food, drink, take-away, and gift cards – those four days will benefit Bell Family Shelter. What a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, raise a toast, or gift an amazing experience while at […]

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Celebrating 20 years with Bell

Cindy Bowen was working as a cashier at Walmart when she noticed two customers who really seemed to be enjoying their shopping trip together. Engaging with them in conversation, she learned that they were a resident anda  direct care worker in one of Bell Socialization Services’ community living homes. Inspired by her interaction, Cindy followed […]

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Basket Raffle for Beach Trip – winners announced!

As crocus flowers push up through the moist soil from last week’s snowfall, staff and service users of Bell’s CHIPP assisted living program are already thinking ahead to summer and the program’s annual beach trip. As one fundraiser for the trip, program coordinator and assistant coordinator, Cheyanne Skelton and Ashlynn Lovett, put together two lovely […]

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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.



So much gratitude for all of the civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who empower positive impacts in people lives by supporting Bell. We are especially thankful for those who have contributed recently, including:

Blackbaud Giving Fund
Cat Logistics
Central PA Operation Warm Hearts
Central York High School
Charities Aid Foundation of America
City of York Parks and Recreation
Community Aid, Inc.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Independent Charitable Giving Fund
Life Path Christian Ministries
Mount Zion Lutheran Church
Mt. Zion UCC
Price Elementary School, Lancaster
Re-Source York
S & H Express
St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church
St. Jacob’s Stone Church Sewing Group
St. James Lutheran Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC
Young Women’s Club of York