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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Team of Three Receive OPA!

Three Cheers & Congratulations to Sheri Andrews, Tim Sipe, and Renee Strathmeyer in Bell’s Oasis House program; this dedicated trio are the newest recipients of Bell’s Outstanding Performance Award (OPA)!   Renee, Tim, and Sheri were nominated by Lori Leister, assistant director of Bell’s mental health services department because they have “worked very hard since […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month Activities in York County

  2023 York County Activities Include: York Kick-Off Walk to Wellness: Wednesday, May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. Meet at the York County Administrative Center at 28 East Market Street in York to hear a proclamation from York County and City leaders, then join us for short walk through town. First Friday in Downtown York: Friday, […]

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And the OPA goes to . . . Elisa Jefferson!

Congratulations to Elisa Jefferson, who recently received an Outstanding Performance Award for her amazing work as a Residential Program Supervisor in Bell’s Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) residential services program. Nominated in multiple categories – Great Team Player, Goes the Extra Mile, & Champion Caregiver – Elisa recently stepped in as a supervisor in one of the […]

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2023 Mental Health ART SHOW: My Journey

  An exhibit of eclectic works created by participants of Bell’s mental health services programs in celebration  Mental Health Awareness Month. Free and open to the public.  

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Bed Race Shines Through – THANK YOU for Bringing the Sun!

While the day began with rumbling thunder and pouring rain, the clouds soon moved out to reveal a host of sunshiny smiles as all of the  teams, sponsors, volunteers, and spectators showed up for the 2023 Bell’s Big Bed Race on Saturday, April 15. The lively and cheerful show of support from everyone in attendance […]

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Congratulations Kevin on Receiving an Outstanding Performance Award

Congratulations to Kevin Traister, the Director of Human Resources, for receiving an Outstanding Performance Award. Theresa Franklin, the Director of Intellectual Disability Services, said, “Kevin deserves an OPA for his continued effort every November to raise money and secure turkeys for the programs at Bell. Yearly we see him put in extra effort for the […]

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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:

2 the Tee Outfitters
Advent Lutheran Church
Aldersgate UMC
Amazon Smile Foundation
American Hydro Corp.
Apple Automotive Group
Blackbaud Giving Fund
Building Bridges for Brianna
Central PA Operation Warm Hearts
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Children’s Dental Health of York
Christ Lutheran Church
Community Aid, Inc.
Dover Assemblea de Dios
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Elite Property Management
Emmanuel UCC
Engle Machinery
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.
Fidelity Charitable
Girard Ladies Athletic Club
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Krouse Travel
Life Path Christian Ministries
MADS Enterprises
McCallister Myers and Associates
Meiji America, Inc.
Menasha Packaging
Mt. Zion UCC
Mutual of America
Network for Good
New Freedom Lions Club
Paradise Lutheran Church
PNC Bank
Quality Building LLC
Quilts for Kids
Rainbow Rose Center
Re-Source York
RL Livingston Inc.
Royal Square Development & Construction
S & H Express
Sally Beauty Supply
Shiloh American Legion Post 791
St. Jacob’s Stone  UCC Church
St. Jacob’s Stone Church Sewing Group
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Stambaugh-Ness, PC
Studio 246
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The York Water Company
Tidings of Peace Christian School
Todd A. Hess Painting Co
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
United Way of York County
Westfalia Technologies
Wolf’s Covenant Church
York Academy Regional Charter School
York Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
York County School of Technology
York Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist Church
Zion Lutheran Church
Zion UMC