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A Room for Robert & Lucas

Robert arrived at Bell Family Shelter with his son, Lucas, and one bag of belongings between them.  They were kicked out of the apartment Robert was sharing with his girlfriend, just after he paid the month’s rent. Although working full-time, Robert lives paycheck to paycheck and can’t get a new place until he can save […]

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Local Family Foundation Supports Family Shelter

A big Bell family hug to the descendants of Russell and Eleanor Horn for lifting up York County families experiencing homelessness. Their ongoing contributions to Bell Family Shelter through the Russell and Eleanor Horn Foundation have helped hundreds of people over the years. This year’s contributions for FIVE Adopt-a-Days bring one-on-one support from caring staff . […]

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National Roof Over Your Head Day

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day! According to National Day Calendar .com, this special day “was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head.” We couldn’t agree more, especially as we just kicked off a special campaign for our Roof Over Our Families (ROOF) […]

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Among the hullabaloo of the holiday season’s shopping days – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday – is a special day, Giving Tuesday, to celebrate all that is being done by community benefit organizations around the globe to make the world a better place. Here in our corner of the world, Bell is […]

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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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#Lifting

Lifting up families experiencing homelessness is a great reason to donate to and shop at Re-Source York, a Bell partner since 2002.  Funds generated through store sales are donated to Bell on a quarterly basis, designated in support of Bell Family Shelter to help families transition from crisis situations to independent living in the community. Both […]

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A Circle of Compassion

Have you ever heard someone say something and it strikes you like a bolt of lightening? That’s what happened while I was listening to an OnBeing podcast and Father Greg Boyle said, “Imagine a circle of compassion. Now imagine no one is standing outside that circle.” I immediately had to go online to learn more […]

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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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