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.

MORE ABOUT US

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Contact DEC

(717) 394-1890 | Main

(866) 394-1890 | Toll Free
(717) 769-2922 | Lebanon
(717) 394-3228 | TTY
(717) 208-8593 | Sorenson VP

After Hours Contact
(717) 617-7534 | Cell
(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

ASL Course 1 Spring 2018 - Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 3rd to Tuesday, June 5th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 2 Spring 2018 - Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 3rd to Tuesday, June 5th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 1 Spring 2018 - Thursdays
Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, June 7th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 4/5 Spring 2018 - Thursdays
Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, June 7th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
Earth Day Celebration - Lebanon
Thursday, April 19th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center – Lebanon
ADA Anniversary Celebration Picnic 2018
Friday, July 20th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Long’s Park

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

DEC Fundraiser at ISAAC's Lititz!
Tuesday, May 8th
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ISAAC’s Lititz
2018 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Saturday, May 19th
7:45 am - 11:00 am
Harrisburg Area Community College – Harrisburg

Other Ways to Donate

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