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Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Robert Lease Jr.

This Feel Good Friday Bell is recognizing Board Member, Robert Lease. Bob’s connection to Bell started nearly 55 years ago. In 1965, Bob attended York College. He said, “I was involved right from the beginning when it was known as “The Bell Club.” One night there would be bingo, the next square dancing, games, and […]

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Loving Gesture Helps Families

Today, June 22nd at Bell Family Shelter is lovingly adopted by David Welber and Diane Krasner in celebration of their 18th wedding anniversary. It means a lot to Diane and David to celebrate their union by giving back, helping to life up families in their community. They invite YOU, your company, family, church, civic or […]

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Rewarding Work: meet Christina

Christina Hines is the Program Coordinator for Shelter Services, which includes Bell Family Shelter and three transitional housing programs for the homeless: Possibilities, Next Step, and Bridge Housing. When asked about her role, Christina shared, “I enjoy being able to assist individuals and families as they grow and blossom. It is a rewarding feeling when […]

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Passing the Torch…. or Gavel

Tim Klimchock joined Bell’s board of directors in February of 2008. He was elected to the position of board president in 2017, shortly after Tony Schweitzer moved into the role of the agency’s executive director. The two offered support to one another and cultivated a relationship that remains strong today. Tony says, “Tim’s leadership has […]

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Give Local York Results

YOU DID IT!  Your gifts of support to Bell during our Give Local York campaign resulted in more than $36,700!  Every dollar raised helps us keep our meaningful work moving forward into 2021, providing emergency, transitional and supported housing as well as job readiness, life skills training, and socialization opportunities. Please stay engaged throughout the […]

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2021 Mental Health Awareness Month Art Show

This year’s Mental Health Art Show, My Journey, solicited artwork to reflect themes of resiliency, recovery, and moving forward. People involved with Bell’s mental health programs shared their creative expressions in a number of categories and then entries were judged by local artists and awards were presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 7. This […]

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Weis Markets Hot Dog Sales to Benefit Bell

Hot Diggity Dog! You’re going to relish this fundraiser! All six local York-area Weis Markets stores are hosting hot dog sandwich sales to benefit Bell Socialization Services as part of our Give Local York 2021 efforts. Meet Bell employees and volunteers at each location to learn more about the positive impacts made possible through your […]

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It’s the Little Things

Kathryn Patterson, owner of Hill Street Quilts (hillstreetquilts.com), worked in Bell’s Mental Health Department, from 1980-1992, and then as the Director of Human Resources, from 2001-2003. She says, “I’m very proud to have been part of the team that built Bell from the ground up!” Recently, she shared her beautiful and touching thoughts with us […]

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Near Homeless Families Helped by Local Company

Snagging our #ThankfulThursday social post for today to share this joyful story of the help that Yorktowne Property Shoppe, LLC has given dozens of families in Bell’s NextDoor program. The NextDoor Program helps York County individuals and families who are homeless, near homeless, or low-income with support services and rental assistance. Owner of Yorktowne Property […]

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