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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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