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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Natasha’s Hope- A Home for The Holidays

Imagine waking up, hearing your mother screaming your name. You open the bedroom door and take in the scene: your son and daughter are with your mom in the hallway and thick black smoke is quickly filling your home. This is what happened to Natasha on November 15, 2020. They grabbed their two dogs and […]

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I’ve Learned So Much – Juan’s story

Juan, a service user in Bell’s Sendero Program, part of our Mental Health Services, created a sign that reads, “Una Nueva Vida” (a new life). In describing his artistic process, he said, “I made this craft thinking about how much I have learned in the years that I have been in the Sendero program.” “I […]

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Putting the Pieces Back Together – Deb’s Story

In 2018, Deb was experiencing a lot of depression. She said, “My family was trying to support me and get me into Bell to help with my depression.” Three years later, Deb happily remarks that the right medication, support of her family, and her participation in the mental health programs of Bell Socialization Services have […]

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Ed Zink’s Inspiring Story of Determination and Giving Back

A manic episode, at the age of 18, then a hospital admittance changed the course of Ed Zink’s life. This very moment became a stepping stone, that eventually inspired Ed to help lift up other people who are struggling. Ed does not allow himself to be defined by his diagnosis. He has accomplished many things […]

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Happy Birthday, Judy!

Warmest wishes to Judy Lease, whose husband, Bob adopts this day at Bell Family Shelter in honor of Judy’s birthday.  Bob is a long-time board member at Bell and he and Judy also adopt their wedding anniversary (October 19) in support of the Shelter.  They appreciate the opportunity to lift up York County families who […]

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Let’s Support Mental Health Services this Giving Tuesday

As we greet the mid-way point of November today, many of us steel ourselves for what the end of the month brings, starting with Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Sure, Thanksgiving is a favorite for many, as family and friends gather with grateful hearts. And, too, the shoppers amongst us […]

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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.



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 in 2021:

Advent Lutheran Church
Aldersgate UMC
Amazon Smile Foundation
Ameritrade Clearing
Chanceford Presbyterian Church
Charities Aid Foundation Andover
Christ Lutheran Church
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Network for Good – General Donations
Paradise Lutheran Church
Paypal Giving Fund
Penguin Random House
Psi Chi of York College
Quickel Lutheran Church
Re-Source York
S & H Express
South Mountain Elementary School
St. John’s United Church of Christ
WRA Engineering
York County Community Foundation