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Family Finds Help at Shelter

Two jobs lost, a sublease gone wrong, and an eviction notice. Before they could wrap their head around it all, Bryan and Sky Forde’s family was homeless. “Nothing was in our name and we ended up being evicted because the person we subleased through was not paying the rent [we paid them] to the landlord,” […]

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2020 Business of the Year Award

The Business of the Year Award is given to a business that contributes time and resources to assist Bell Socialization Services in fulfilling its mission within the community. When the pandemic halted their original plans, this year’s nominee stepped up to meet the obligation they set for themselves with a successful Plan B so that […]

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2020 Rita Patz Good Neighbor Award

Rita Patz was a founding Bell volunteer representing the Alexander Goode Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary. She volunteered with operating the Monday Night Program for more than 30 years, pitched in with many other volunteer opportunities, and was voted Board Member Emeritus by Bell’s Board of Directors.  The Rita Patz Liberty Bell Drop-In Center on King […]

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2020 Hileman Long-time Employee Award

Anyone connected to Bell Socialization Services between 1977 and 2017 likely knew Ike Hileman. Not long after his early days running mental health programs and transporting participants from Harrisburg State Hospital, Ike was selected to be Bell’s executive director. During his 40-year tenure he guided the organization through much growth, including the addition of mental […]

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Worthy of Love and Belonging

Research professor Brene’ Brown, PhD, LMSW, has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and shares the stories of her interviews and data collection through lectures, books, and podcasts. Brown inspires us to accept that we’re all messy, loveable beings and encourages extending compassion to one another, and to ourselves.  She says, “You’re […]

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