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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Congratulations, Mary Griest, on your 25th Belliversary.

Happy 25th Belliversary, Mary!

Congratulations to Mary Griest, Assistant Director of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services as she celebrates 25 years of service to Bell!  Mary started her career at Bell as a Direct Support Professional in one of our community living homes, getting to know and serving the needs of individuals living in the home. Mary has been a […]

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Congratulations, Lisa Bortner, on 40+ Years of Service

Congratulations to Lisa Bortner, Senior Supervisor of the IDD Social Recreation program, on celebrating her 41st anniversary with Bell. When Lisa was in high school, her sister Jean attended one of Bell’s evening programs. Lisa said, “I volunteered and enjoyed it. So, I started working part-time in the recreation program.” After 40+ years, what is […]

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Service Above Self: York County Rotarians Assemble to Assemble

Individual members of several York County Rotary Clubs showed up early Friday morning for a combined club service project to unbox and then assemble a shipment of metal beds to be used at the new soon-to-be open Bell Family Shelter. After a quick introduction by Bell’s director of community engagement, Averie Clark, the first group […]

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Board Prez Serving it Up for Bell!

Zak Wolpert, president of Bell’s board of directors, will be the featured guest bartender this Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8pm at Vito’s Pizza & Beer! A portion of sales for the evening comes to Bell to support making our dream of a bigger, better Bell Family Shelter a reality. Cheers to that!!   […]

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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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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