Breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

The Disability Empowerment Center is the Center for Independent Living serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. DEC is a private, nonprofit, nonresidential organization run by and for people with disabilities. We dedicate our efforts to breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

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Contact DEC

(717) 394-1890 | Main

(717) 769-2922 | Lebanon
(717) 208-8593 | Sorenson VP

After Hours Contact
(717) 917-2952 | Service Coordination

We offer the 5 Core Services that every Center for Independent Living offers including Independent Living Skills, Peer Mentoring, Information and Referral, Transition and Advocacy. We also offer many other services for individuals with disabilities, free of charge.

ALL DEC SERVICES

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Upcoming DEC & Community Events

a female actor and two male actors in period costumes act out a Christmas Carol Accessible Performance: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 22nd
3:00 pm
Millersville University’s Ware Center
Office Closed: Christmas Holiday
Monday, December 24th to Tuesday, December 25th
All Day

Office Closed: New Years
Tuesday, January 1st
All Day

Lunch & Learn: Disability Rights PA
Wednesday, February 6th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Lunch & Learn: Essential Oils
Wednesday, March 6th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Lunch & Learn: Feeling Safe, Being Safe
Wednesday, April 3rd
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center

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Center Locations

Lancaster Center

941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite 201
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Lebanon Center

243 Schneider Drive
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17046

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm