In this challenging time, it's more important than ever to maintain our commitment of consistent quality care to individuals in our shared community.

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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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Bell Program UPDATE 3.20.2020

As of Friday, March 20, Bell’s mental health and intellectual disability department residential services are operating, as are the emergency (Bell Family Shelter) and transitional shelter services programs. Next Door offices are also closed, but some appointments can be scheduled by phone (717.848.5767, ext. 416). All of Bell’s day and evening programming is temporarily suspended.  All […]

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Bed Race Cancelled Due to Virus

Due to concern for the health of our community, and declarations from both PA Governor Wolf and York City Mayor Helfrich recommending cancelation of large public gatherings and events, Bell Socialization Services has made the difficult decision to cancel the 5th annual Bell’s Big Bed Race originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4. It’s disappointing to […]

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Bell Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Bell Socialization Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Leigh Ann Wilson of MANTEC, and Annette Hose of Fulton Financial Advisors to Bell’s Board of Directors in late 2019. Seeking a fresh perspective and opportunities to use her passion and “stretch my knowledge and connections in the community,” Wilson chose Bell because it […]

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Health Advisory from York County

At this time Bell programs and office are operating as usual as we continue to monitor public health authority recommendations. The following item issued by York County contains important local information and links.   Published on: 3/3/2020 York County is working with health agencies, schools and local governments to handle a potential COVID-19 outbreak. There […]

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Good News for The Higher Standard Project

Well, the waiting is over, and the news is great! On March 2, we learned that The Higher Standard Project has been awarded a full three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF), known as CARF International. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services facilities with an […]

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Family to Family

  The Horn Foundation’s Adopt-a-Day donation covers FIVE day’s operating costs, assuring a safe place to sleep, nutritious meals, and  compassionate staff to help York County families experiencing homelessness — 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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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.



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

We’re grateful for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have engaged with Bell in August:

York Revolution, White Rose Interiors, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, United Way of Allegheny County, Sophisticated Ladies, Site Design Concepts, Re-Source York, Penguin Random House, First Energy Service Company, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Community Aid, Inc., C.S. Davidson, Inc., B.P.O. Elks 213, AmazonSmile Foundation,  Sugar Rose Bake Shop, St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Left Bank Restaurant,  GlaxoSmithKline, First Church of the Brethren, Emanuel Lutheran Church, Dentsply International, Dairy Queen, D.E. Gemmill, Inc., Central Family Restaurant