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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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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Give Local York Results

YOU DID IT!  Your gifts of support to Bell during our Give Local York campaign resulted in more than $36,700!  Every dollar raised helps us keep our meaningful work moving forward into 2021, providing emergency, transitional and supported housing as well as job readiness, life skills training, and socialization opportunities. Please stay engaged throughout the […]

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2021 Mental Health Awareness Month Art Show

This year’s Mental Health Art Show, My Journey, solicited artwork to reflect themes of resiliency, recovery, and moving forward. People involved with Bell’s mental health programs shared their creative expressions in a number of categories and then entries were judged by local artists and awards were presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 7. This […]

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Weis Markets Hot Dog Sales to Benefit Bell

Hot Diggity Dog! You’re going to relish this fundraiser! All six local York-area Weis Markets stores are hosting hot dog sandwich sales to benefit Bell Socialization Services as part of our Give Local York 2021 efforts. Meet Bell employees and volunteers at each location to learn more about the positive impacts made possible through your […]

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It’s the Little Things

Kathryn Patterson, owner of Hill Street Quilts (, worked in Bell’s Mental Health Department, from 1980-1992, and then as the Director of Human Resources, from 2001-2003. She says, “I’m very proud to have been part of the team that built Bell from the ground up!” Recently, she shared her beautiful and touching thoughts with us […]

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Near Homeless Families Helped by Local Company

Snagging our #ThankfulThursday social post for today to share this joyful story of the help that Yorktowne Property Shoppe, LLC has given dozens of families in Bell’s NextDoor program. The NextDoor Program helps York County individuals and families who are homeless, near homeless, or low-income with support services and rental assistance. Owner of Yorktowne Property […]

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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