Bell Socialization Services - Bridge Housing Program

160. S. George Street
York, PA 17401

717-848-5767 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing for Homeless Families

General Information:
Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Bell Bridge Housing is a rehabilitative housing program which allows a longer-term option (up to one year for qualified candidates), providing more time for homeless families to hone basic living skills, getting them on track for successful independent living. Qualifying participants must meet the definition of homelessness, have an income, not require  a drug/alcohol treatment program or been convicted of a violent crime, and  demonstrate a desire to accomplish goals they establish working with staff. Individualized support services include budget counseling that encourages debt payment and savings, educational workshops, and referral services to other community agencies. The Bridge Housing program utilizes eight apartment units in York City and two units (Next Step) on the third floor of Bell Family Shelter. The Bell Bridge Housing Program is funded through the Department of Public Welfare/Housing Assistance Program to assist homeless families of York County in establishing permanent housing. The Bridge Children’s Program also receives funding from the United Way of York County.


Helpful Definitions For Bell Socialization Services - Bridge Housing Program:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

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