Bell Socialization Services

Empowering lives. Every. Day.

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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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Get Involved

Discover an opportunity to engage with the vital work of Bell Socialization Services.  If you are looking for career or volunteer opportunities, or exploring other ways to give back or pay it forward, check out these links. Our Commuity Engagement team would be happy to talk about your ideas and help you find the right fit.


The Power of One

When you hear the word “philanthropist,” does your mind’s eye conjure up an image of an old person sitting on stacks of gold in their mansion? A savvy business person in a corner office high up in a sky scraper in the city looking for a tax write-off? How about a timid second grader from […]

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Beyond the Program Doors

The annual open house and art show at Bell’s Adult Training Facility (ATF) is a festive event. While many of the individuals who attend the program – all who live with considerable intellectual disabilities – are considered to be “non-verbal,” there’s no denying their ability to communicate joy as visitors arrive. One individual squeals with […]

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Umbrella Collection Sites

Bell’s umbrella of programs provides services for people in our community not just on a rainy day, but Every. Day. All this month we are collecting actual umbrellas to be distributed to service users in all of our service departments.  Having an umbrella on a rainy day can sometimes make all the difference for someone […]

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Support Bell on May 4 through Give Local York

May 4th is Give Local York– a day long celebration of generosity that supports local community benefit organizations in York County! You can use this exciting day to show your support of Bell by making a donation at and selecting Bell Socialization Services from the list of participating non-profits.  Your donation will be processed through the Give […]

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Olympic Gold (again!)

Enjoy this story from our 2014 archives. Kathy Kotzman likes to crochet. She enjoys making baby blankets to give away and recently learned to make booties, too.  Kathy also likes to ice skate. “It makes you feel free,” she says, “You can do anything you want.” That feeling of freedom may be what has led […]

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Summer Fun

Bell’s intellectual disability residential services staff and residents enjoy picnics and ice cream, and lots of fun field day activities on summer days at John C. Rudy County Park.

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

—Helen Keller