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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A Virtual Storytime with a Live Reading of “Comforters & Toys”

Post edited 2.28.2021 — If you didn’t have a chance to join in our LIVE storytime, you can watch the video here. While you’re listening to Ms. MJ read the story, you can color your own quilt patch. (Click here to download the quilt patch coloring page)   Once your patch is colored, you can […]

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Generosity: a readiness to give more

When someone mentions the holiday season, we often think of gratitude. (OK, OK, maybe we think of turkey, or family, or gifts. Then gratitude!) There’s plenty to be said for giving thanks, even in the most challenging times. But while gratitude focuses on the blessings bestowed to us, it’s generosity that inherently shifts the focus […]

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

What a year 2020 was (like I’m telling you something you didn’t know, right?). Who would’ve guessed in January 2020 that the year would bring us challenges even greater than the urgent need to fix the kitchen floor at Bell Family Shelter? This January we’re thinking back to last January with incredible gratitude for your […]

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Giving Tuesday Donors Collectively Adopt Dec 24 – 27

Thanks to the generosity of 24 donors who gave online and text-to-give donations on Giving Tuesday this year (December 1), the group has collectively adopted Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and half of  December 27 at Bell Family Shelter.

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Cory Cuffley Selected for Board of Directors

Bell Socialization Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Cory Cuffley, CEP, CPA, CRPS, AIF; Financial Advisor of Stonebridge Financial Group to Bell’s Board of Directors in November 2020. Through his volunteer service with United Way, Downtown Daily Bread, and the PA Stand Down for Veterans, Cuffley became more aware of community issues. […]

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Your Support of Bell Family Shelter is Key to Families’ Success

In the midst of a pandemic, while many people were stocking up on toilet paper and pulling out puzzles because they didn’t know when they’d be leaving the house again, Nicole was preparing to leave her home. Working, but with no savings to put toward a new place, she knew leaving was going to be […]

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Get Involved

Are you looking for ways to help out this holiday season? Check out our special holiday-inspired volunteer opportunities and our 2020 Comfort & Joy Blanket Store.

We’d also be happy to hear your ideas and help you find a good fit with Bell’s Mission, Vision & Values.



“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

We’re grateful for the following civic, faith-based, and corporate partners who have extended support in the fourth quarter of 2020:

Zion UMC
York Traditions Bank
York Jaycees
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York
Trinity UCC (Roth)
The Financial Advisory Group
The Bruce R.& Madelyn G. Snyder Foundation
Temple of Grace Ministries
Stock & Leader
St. Paul’s UCC-Stoverstown
St. Paul Lutheran Church-Hametown
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. Jacob’s Stone  UCC Church
Spartan Food Pantry
South Mountain Elementary School
S & H Express
Rutter’s Company
Russell-Eleanor Horn Foundation
Re-Source York
Paypal Giving Fund
Nicholas H. and Margaret H. Carlozzi Charitable Foundation
Mt. Zion UCC
Mount Vernon Encampment #14
Motor Menders Rod & Custom Club
Moore’s Mountain Church
Mom’s Club of York
MKT Metal Manufacturing
Mightycause Charitable Foundation
Madison Avenue Church of the Brethren
Key Risk Insurance Company
Keller Williams Keystone Realty
Jacob Linn Scholarship Fund
International Student Life and Global Program (ISLGP)
HR Pharmaceuticals
Holy Spirit Worship Service
Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union
Hair Cuttery
Girl Scout Troop 20774
Genova’s Pizza and Restaurant
Gamlet, Inc.
Friends and Neighbors of Pennsylvania
Forward Motion Chiropractic and Wellness
First Capital Federal Credit Union
Exelon CyberGrants
Engle Machinery
Emanuel Lutheran Church – WELCA
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
DHL Supply Chain
Covenant Moravian Church
Community Aid, Inc.
Church and Dwight and Company
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Homesale Realty
Aldersgate UMC
Adhesives Research