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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Text2Give on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020 is Giving Tuesday! Join us in celebrating this global day of giving by making a donation to Bell Socialization Services. Our goal for the day is to raise $1,350 – which will “adopt” one day of Bell Family Shelter’s operating costs, helping to assure someone will be there to offer a safe […]

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Friends Sponsor Breakfast to Honor Bike Rider

Breakfast at Bell Family Shelter this week is sponsored by Britta Schwab and Christina Kauffman in honor of Bill Swartz and his bicycle ride across America to raise money for the Shelter . Ride Strong, Bill!     Follow Bill’s ride at and/or on his Facebook page     (fun fact: Image at top […]

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In Loving Memory

Today we celebrate the generosity of Leigh Ann Wilson for her Adopt-a-Half-Day gift in memory of her mother, Denise Suhrie. Individuals and groups may “adopt” a day (or more) at Bell Family Shelter by donating all or part of one day’s operating costs, often choosing a day that is important to them, like a birthday or anniversary, or […]

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Turkey Traister Drive

Sometime before Halloween, Kevin Traister, Bell’s director of human resources, starts reaching out to business contacts asking them to provide contributions for a special fund. It started in 2012, when he thought to himself that he could do more for the Bell programs during the holidays. He came up with the idea to hold his […]

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Judy’s Birthday Adopt-a-Day

Turning a happy day for someone special into a happy day for dozens of children and their parents is a sweet gift!  It’s what board member Bob Lease does by adopting a day at Bell Family Shelter in honor of his wife, Judy, for her birthday. Doesn’t that light up your heart?     An Adopt-a-Day donation […]

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Buy a Blanket to Benefit Bell

While the holidays may not hold all the same traditions as usual this year, you can still spread a little comfort and joy by gifting cozy blankets from Bell’s special 2020 Blanket Store, knowing a portion of the sale of each blanket purchased supports the empowering work of Bell programs. We curated a collection of six […]

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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 second and third quarters of 2020:

Aero Engergy
Amazon Smile Foundation
Anne & Philip Glatfelter III, Family Foundations
Big Chipper’s BBQ
Bricker’s French Fries
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Community Aid, Inc.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Enterprise Holdings
Giant Bags 4 Cause Program
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Women’s Missionary League
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Holy Trinity Charismatic Episcopal Church
Klepper’s Key Shop
Littlestown Foundry Inc
Merril Lynch
Mr. Bill’s Seafood
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
Mt. Zion UCC
Mutual of America
Network for Good
Rainbow Distributors
Re-Source York
S & H Express
Sarah’s Creamery
Seventh Inning Strength Softball Training
Shorty’s Funnel Cakes
SMPS Central PA
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Stoverstown)
St. Paul’s UCC – Stoverstown
St. Paul’s UCC – Stoverstown
Stacey’s Orangeade
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
United Way of Allegheny County
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
United Way of Lancaster County
United Way of York County
Uptown York Rotary Club
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Weis Markets Inc
White Rose Leadership Institute
York County Community Foundation