Safe, Stable Home Options for All
Offering housing and basic living support to thousands of residents in York and Adams counties, Bell Socialization Services began in 1966 as “The Bell Club.” Today, the group offers dozens of programs each year for individuals and families living with mental illness, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or experiencing homelessness to find stability and support.
In York City, Bell Socialization Services has an entire community committed to enabling adults living with chronic mental illness to live independently with focused, individualized support. The Community Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP) Supported Living Program at Jefferson Towers is a stable, positive environment with 24/7 staffing and required contact with WellSpan psychiatric clinicians. Through this program, there has been a decreased need for residents to visit the emergency room or require a hospital stay, lessening the draw on community resources and increasing the quality of resident life and participation in the York community.
The Powder Mill Foundation’s partnership with Bell Socialization Services stems from Louis J. Appell, Jr.’s drive to offer all community members support. The Jefferson Towers project gives people who are sometimes overlooked in society a safe place to establish stability, work on goals, and explore their potential.
With his commitment to building a strong and inclusive community, I think Mr. Appell would appreciate how the Jefferson Towers project empowers Bell’s vision of a community where people are valued and respected and live with dignity.
Averie Clark, Director, Office of Community Engagement
In addition to the Jefferson Towers project, Bell Socialization Services has programs for low-income housing assistance, emergency help for families experiencing homelessness, and access to transitional housing.
Bell Socialization Services and Powder Mill Foundation share a vision of a community where every resident is valued, respected, and able to live with dignity.