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Bell Program UPDATE 3.20.2020

As of Friday, March 20, Bell’s mental health and intellectual disability department residential services are operating, as are the emergency (Bell Family Shelter) and transitional shelter services programs. Next Door offices are also closed, but some appointments can be scheduled by phone (717.848.5767, ext. 416). All of Bell’s day and evening programming is temporarily suspended.  All […]

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Bed Race Cancelled Due to Virus

Due to concern for the health of our community, and declarations from both PA Governor Wolf and York City Mayor Helfrich recommending cancelation of large public gatherings and events, Bell Socialization Services has made the difficult decision to cancel the 5th annual Bell’s Big Bed Race originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4. It’s disappointing to […]

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Bell Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Bell Socialization Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of Leigh Ann Wilson of MANTEC, and Annette Hose of Fulton Financial Advisors to Bell’s Board of Directors in late 2019. Seeking a fresh perspective and opportunities to use her passion and “stretch my knowledge and connections in the community,” Wilson chose Bell because it […]

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Health Advisory from York County

At this time Bell programs and office are operating as usual as we continue to monitor public health authority recommendations. The following item issued by York County contains important local information and links.   Published on: 3/3/2020 York County is working with health agencies, schools and local governments to handle a potential COVID-19 outbreak. There […]

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Good News for The Higher Standard Project

Well, the waiting is over, and the news is great! On March 2, we learned that The Higher Standard Project has been awarded a full three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF), known as CARF International. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services facilities with an […]

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Now We Wait

Months of preparation, one and a half days of on-site interviewing and site visits, 877 required standards.  And after the reading of the preliminary findings report by surveyor Don Rowe, The Higher Standard Project (THSP) team must hold its collective breath for five to six weeks before hearing back from CARF International. Founded in 1966 […]

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Three Things to Remember When the Holidays Get to be Too Much

The shopping, the crowds, the traffic, the cooking, the family gatherings and work parties, school recitals and church events. Whoa!  Pull the reins on the team, Santa. I’m crying “uncle.” Sound familiar? When you start to think more about getting through the holidays rather than enjoying them, consider these tips for reconnecting to the season: […]

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One Family at a Time

Laquetta Miller popped up regularly from her seat to be sure her active toddler was okay as she played nearby. The little one keeps her busy. Da’Ziah is also the reason Laquetta stepped across the threshold at Bell Family Shelter, scared but determined. She sat on the bed with her baby that first evening, she […]

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The Initiative to Stay Healthy

Michael Kelly has been connected to Bell since he was 16 years old. He doesn’t recall the specifics of how it came to be, but says someone “called my step-mom and I was allowed to go to Bell ever since.” That was 44 years ago. When Michael was younger, he says “for a lot of […]

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Family Man Happy Hour Returns

Grab your bros for some brews at Bell’s second annual Family Man Happy Hour fundraiser, a casual intimate gathering to spotlight Bell Family Shelter and our unique services to support men in our community who are facing the challenges of their family’s homelessness.  RSVP today (registration caps at 40) and come see how you can […]

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