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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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Empowering lives. Every. Day. – Is it for YOU?

Working at Bell is more than a means to a paycheck.  Our “work family” is caring and supportive, and dedicated to Empowering lives. Every. Day. no matter the type of work we do. If you or someone you know is looking for meaningful work,  check out Bell’s vision, mission, and values to see if they align with yours and […]

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Fathers Needing Shelter

While single mothers with children tend to be the most common makeup of family units we see, Bell Family Shelter program coordinator Patricia Graham has been noticing an increase in the number of single fathers with children who are coming in to the 11-bedroom facility on E. Market Street in York.  As York County’s only […]

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2018 Personal Achievement Awards

Celebrating the progress made by Bell service users  who are making strides to fulfill their potential and improve their lives is a highlight of the Bell Annual Meeting. This year we recognize three service users from the intellectual disability services department with the agency’s 2018 Personal Achievement Award:  Leatha Light, Carol Menges, and Tonya Howe. […]

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2018 Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Many individuals and families, businesses, organizations, and other groups provide support for Bell throughout the year. When we meet each October for the agency’s Annual Meeting, there is opportunity to take note of some of those who Bell staff recognize as being especially supportive. The following were recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting held Tuesday, […]

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Support the Girls

If you’re a woman and you’ve ever been bra shopping, you will totally “get” this post. A nice well-fitting bra can help us feel put together and ready to face the world. With proper support we stand taller, our posture and our mood elevated by a bit of elastic, cotton and lace. But decent bras […]

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We (Heart) Direct Support Professionals

Kevin Stewart was looking for work when he moved to York and heard from a neighbor about openings at Bell. Growing up with a brother who lived with intellectual disabilities, Kevin applied for a position as a Residential Service Worker (RSW) in Bell’s ID group homes and says “I haven’t looked back since.”  He’s been […]

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Looking for meaningful ways to make a difference?  Explore opportunities to give back or pay it forward with your skills and talents in a way that suits your life. We’d be happy to hear your ideas and help you find a good fit.


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

—Helen Keller