OUR BEGINNINGS

1975 - Belwood, Ltd.

Belwood, Ltd. was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a treatment prototype intended to serve adults with complex, chronic mental health disabilities. Belwood began by serving these consumers in a residential setting that included active treatment, day programs, and supports to those who are able to participate in programming throughout the community, while providing the structure, safety and therapeutic services available in the program dedicated to serving persons with chronic mental illness. Initially, Belwood served persons who had been placed in county-operated, institutionally-oriented mental health facilities. As adolescents were entering adulthood, and young adults were being discharged from various institutional entities, Belwood began serving the graduates of Willowglen Academy. Belwood was located within an urban setting, with the philosophy of serving persons from the community in which they resided utilizing an integrated treatment model and adopting the philosophy of community-based, community integrated treatment programming.


1976 - Bell Therapy, Inc.

In 1976, clinical, day and outpatient services were formally developed and organized under the name of Bell Therapy, Inc. Bell Therapy developed Community Support Programs (CSP) and began providing case management and counseling, medication and symptom management, financial management, vocational/employment referral and monitoring under contract with Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Subsequently, psychotherapy, supported housing, social and recreations skills and activities, community living skills training, coordination and linkage, advocacy, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, and education and consultation to community and family agencies were offered in an effort to assist adults who did not require residential-level services and who are able to remain in the community and contributing members of society by virtue of these services. The scope of Bell Therapy services has become expensive, offering community-based day program services to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, to persons with chronic and persistent mental health disabilities and to persons who were diagnosed with co-existing disabilities. Adjunct services to support programming and to increase accessibility for and participation of our consumers evolved in the form of transportation services and outpatient clinic services that included access to psychiatric and medication services. In 1984, Bell Therapy, Inc. began offering community-based group home services, which at the time were the leading edge of residential service treatment design for adult persons with intellectual / developmental disabilities, persistent mental health disabilities and/or persons who were diagnosed with co-existing disabilities. These group homes were another stage in Bell Therapy’s evolution to a continuum of care model and provided an option to group communal living.


2001 – Belwood, Ltd and Bell Therapy, Inc. Merge

In 2001, Bell Therapy, Inc. and Belwood, Ltd. merged as Bell Therapy, Inc., offering 24 combined day and residential services to 1,000 consumers on a daily basis.

OUR BEGINNINGS

1975 - Belwood, Ltd.

Belwood, Ltd. was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a treatment prototype intended to serve adults with complex, chronic mental health disabilities. Belwood began by serving these consumers in a residential setting that included active treatment, day programs, and supports to those who are able to participate in programming throughout the community, while providing the structure, safety and therapeutic services available in the program dedicated to serving persons with chronic mental illness. Initially, Belwood served persons who had been placed in county-operated, institutionally-oriented mental health facilities. As adolescents were entering adulthood, and young adults were being discharged from various institutional entities, Belwood began serving the graduates of Willowglen Academy. Belwood was located within an urban setting, with the philosophy of serving persons from the community in which they resided utilizing an integrated treatment model and adopting the philosophy of community-based, community integrated treatment programming.


1976 - Bell Therapy, Inc.

In 1976, clinical, day and outpatient services were formally developed and organized under the name of Bell Therapy, Inc. Bell Therapy developed Community Support Programs (CSP) and began providing case management and counseling, medication and symptom management, financial management, vocational/employment referral and monitoring under contract with Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Subsequently, psychotherapy, supported housing, social and recreations skills and activities, community living skills training, coordination and linkage, advocacy, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, and education and consultation to community and family agencies were offered in an effort to assist adults who did not require residential-level services and who are able to remain in the community and contributing members of society by virtue of these services. The scope of Bell Therapy services has become expensive, offering community-based day program services to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, to persons with chronic and persistent mental health disabilities and to persons who were diagnosed with co-existing disabilities. Adjunct services to support programming and to increase accessibility for and participation of our consumers evolved in the form of transportation services and outpatient clinic services that included access to psychiatric and medication services. In 1984, Bell Therapy, Inc. began offering community-based group home services, which at the time were the leading edge of residential service treatment design for adult persons with intellectual / developmental disabilities, persistent mental health disabilities and/or persons who were diagnosed with co-existing disabilities. These group homes were another stage in Bell Therapy’s evolution to a continuum of care model and provided an option to group communal living.


2001 – Belwood, Ltd and Bell Therapy, Inc. Merge

In 2001, Bell Therapy, Inc. and Belwood, Ltd. merged as Bell Therapy, Inc., offering 24 combined day and residential services to 1,000 consumers on a daily basis.