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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Empowered to Succeed and Giving Back

Candice Warren is the Assistant Program Coordinator of Bell’s Community Residential Apartment Services program. She can often be found taking the time to go above and beyond, helping in any way she can. “It is just so fulfilling,” Candice said during a recent interview. “When you get in here, you fall in love with the […]

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Run to Benefit Bell

September 24, 2022 is the 45th running of the York White Rose Run! And this year’s event – both LIVE (in-person) and VIRTUAL – benefits Bell.   Registration for race participants + VOLUNTEERS can be found at     The Region’s Oldest Running Event! The first York White Rose Run was held in 1977 and it […]

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Doing Good in the World, One Day at a Time

If you’ve ever considered an Adopt-a-Day gift in support of Bell Family Shelter, let NOW be the time to make it happen! From August 15 through August 31, your donation in any amount, combined with donations from other supporters giving toward our special Adopt-a-Day (AAD) campaign will be acknowledged as an “all-for-one” AAD, listing your […]

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New Phone System = Updated Extension Numbers

Good News: Thanks to the generosity of several amazing donors and the technological expertise of Coulson Technologies, Bell is implementing an updated telephone system. Once things are fully rolled out, you’ll be able to call our main telephone number and be transferred to programs both inside the main office at 160 S.  George Street AND […]

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Give Local York 2022

Amazing, York County! You all are soooo generous. As of Friday at 4PM, the fundraising thermometer spilled over the top of Bell’s $40,000 Give Local York campaign goal and you got behind us and stretched and stretched until by the time 10:00 rolled around, our total was more than $47,000! (as of this writing, it’s […]

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Donor for a Day Prize

Here’s your chance to help Bell win $1,000! Use this “I Give Local to” sign (Donor for a Day sheet with instructions on back) and snap a selfie or photo. Share it on your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter page by May 4, 2022. Please tag @BellSocializationServices. Your post must include the reason why you would […]

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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.



Each one of us can make a difference, together we make change.” – Barbara Mikulski

Much gratitude for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have extended support recently:

13th Ward Political Club of York
American Hydro Corp.
Barton Associates, Inc.
Calvary UMC
Central PA Operation Warm Hearts
Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Charities Aid Foundation Andover
Child Care Consultants
Community Aid York
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Hellam Fire Hall
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Life Path Christian Ministries
McCallister Myers and Associates
Messiah UMC
Mt. Zion UCC
Paradise Lutheran Church
Pleasant View Church of the Brethren
ReSource York
St. Jacob’s Stone  UCC Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
Stony Brook Elementary School
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
United Way of York County
Zion UMC