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Staying Positive while Staying Inside

Bell friend, and mental health advocate, Bernie Hartlove shared some helpful ideas passed on from a psychologist that may help during a time of required isolation: Stick to a routine.  Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. […]

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Pillow Fight

Bell’s International Pillow Fight Day Party

International Pillow Fight Day is this Saturday, April 4. All around the world – in cities like Barcelona, New York, London, Rotterdam, Los Angeles AND YORK, PA – people were looking forward to participating. Until the coronavirus pandemic put the kybosh on public gatherings. Bell Socialization Services scheduled their 5th annual Bell’s Big Bed Race […]

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Bed Race Rescheduled!

UPDATE: Bell’s Big Bed Race has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 20! Click here for details. Keep your fingers and toes crossed that by the time summer arrives, we will once again be able to gather together for large public events because the 5th annual Bell’s Big Bed Race (originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4)  has […]

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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 (717-356-2957, ext. 416). All of Bell’s day and evening programming is temporarily suspended.  All […]

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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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Family to Family

  The Horn Foundation’s Adopt-a-Day donation covers FIVE day’s operating costs, assuring a safe place to sleep, nutritious meals, and  compassionate staff to help York County families experiencing homelessness — a gesture of generosity that will lift up families to a better tomorrow.  – – – For more information, or to schedule your Adopt-a-Day, contact our […]

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A Snapshot of Homelessness in York County

Each year, as part of a reporting requirement for the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), communities across the country are required to conduct a point-in-time count.  The point-in-time count attempts to capture the number of people who are homeless using HUD’s definition:  individuals who are living in emergency shelters, individuals staying in […]

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