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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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The Initiative to Stay Healthy

Michael Kelly has been connected to Bell since he was 16 years old. He doesn’t recall the specifics of how it came to be, but says someone “called my step-mom and I was allowed to go to Bell ever since.” That was 44 years ago. When Michael was younger, he says “for a lot of […]

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Family Man Happy Hour Returns

Grab your bros for some brews at Bell’s second annual Family Man Happy Hour fundraiser, a casual intimate gathering to spotlight Bell Family Shelter and our unique services to support men in our community who are facing the challenges of their family’s homelessness.  RSVP today (registration caps at 40) and come see how you can […]

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Making the Most of Life

Brian Munchel has held the same job for nearly 30 years while at the same time attending day and evening programs providing socialization opportunities that have allowed him to build confidence and long-time friendships. Brian grew up and lived in his family home his whole life but after his dad passed and his mom was […]

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Encontrar mi camino/Finding My Path

Una conversación con Sara Serrano **English Version Below** Vine por primera vez al programa Sendero * como voluntaria. Me gustaba estar cerca de otras personas que hablan español y especialmente disfruté ayudando con actividades creativas. Pronto me di cuenta de que podría ayudarme a asistir al programa como participante. Esa decisión cambió mi vida. Existe […]

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Light the Way for Mental Health

Every May during Mental Health Awareness Month, the York County Human Services’ Light the Way for Mental Health campaign sheds light on mental health with one simple gesture: asking each of us to place one green light in a visible location in our home, place of business, school, or church to GREEN and keep it […]

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Give Local York is Tomorrow – or is it TONIGHT?!

Only more sleep before . . . . wait, who’s going to be sleeping?  Give Local York starts at 12 a.m. Friday, which is midnight tonight! We’re making final preparations and pumping up our volunteers for Hot Dog Sales at SIX Weis Market locations, a Bake Sale at the main Bell office from 10 a.m. […]

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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.



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

—Helen Keller