Housing Supports

Supported Housing Program

Bell’s Supported Housing Program assists individuals with their efforts to secure and maintain safe and affordable permanent housing in the community. Services include help to obtain housing, assistance with budgeting, and building basic living skills to successfully live independently.

The program also maintains an inventory of new and donated household items that are made available to help make your place feel like home. Subsidies for apartments throughout York City are available through this program.


Bell’s Launch program (formerly known as CRAS – Community Residential Apartment Services) provides a structured environment for people living with mental illness who need to learn skills for self-empowered independent living. Group homes provide maximum supervision and apartments give moderate and/or minimum levels of care.

Staff is available 24 hours a day to help residents work on personal goals as part of their rehabilitation. Referrals need to be directed through the York County MH/IDD Case Management Unit.

Service users are encouraged to build upon their successes to move through the program into the community.

Community Hospital Integration Project Program

Bell’s CHIPP program provides residential services for people living with serious mental illness.  As a partnership between the York/Adams MH/IDD Program, Wellspan Behavioral Health Services, True North Wellness Services, and Bell, the program was started in 1994 with funding from the Commonwealth to help people who were previously long-term patients at Harrisburg State Hospital. It is now open to individuals beyond that original scope.

Supported Living – Thirty plus mental health service users reside in a community apartment complex with access to regular on-site staff contact to help with transportation needs,  medication monitoring,  and daily living skills.

Assisted Living – Three community living homes provide residential services to three mental health service users each, providing 24/7 access to assisted living counselors.