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2018 Personal Achievement Awards

Celebrating the progress made by Bell service users  who are making strides to fulfill their potential and improve their lives is a highlight of the Bell Annual Meeting. This year we recognize three service users from the intellectual disability services department with the agency’s 2018 Personal Achievement Award:  Leatha Light, Carol Menges, and Tonya Howe. […]

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2018 Award Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Many individuals and families, businesses, organizations, and other groups provide support for Bell throughout the year. When we meet each October for the agency’s Annual Meeting, there is opportunity to take note of some of those who Bell staff recognize as being especially supportive. The following were recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting held Tuesday, […]

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Support the Girls

If you’re a woman and you’ve ever been bra shopping, you will totally “get” this post. A nice well-fitting bra can help us feel put together and ready to face the world. With proper support we stand taller, our posture and our mood elevated by a bit of elastic, cotton and lace. But decent bras […]

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We (Heart) Direct Support Professionals

Kevin Stewart was looking for work when he moved to York and heard from a neighbor about openings at Bell. Growing up with a brother who lived with intellectual disabilities, Kevin applied for a position as a Residential Service Worker (RSW) in Bell’s ID group homes and says “I haven’t looked back since.”  He’s been […]

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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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One Year. Many Lives.

Its 8:30 on a Monday morning and there’s a line of people on the sidewalk at 16 W. King Street in downtown York.  The dozen or so York County residents waiting there are anxious, heads down, offering nods and half-hearted smiles to one another.   When the door opens at 9:00, they move inside. As the […]

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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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Umbrella Collection Sites

Bell’s umbrella of programs provides services for people in our community not just on a rainy day, but Every. Day. All this month we are collecting actual umbrellas to be distributed to service users in all of our service departments.  Having an umbrella on a rainy day can sometimes make all the difference for someone […]

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