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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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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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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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
Vampire Taco Truck/td>
Weis Markets Inc
White Rose Leadership Institute
York County Community Foundation