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

(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

DEC's Annual Picnic Invitation and Information

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

Disability Awareness Night with the Lancaster Barnstormers!
Tuesday, July 17th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clipper Stadium
ADA Anniversary Celebration Picnic 2018
Friday, July 20th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Long’s Park
ASL Storytime with Milk and Cookies
Tuesday, July 24th
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Lebanon Picnic
Wednesday, August 15th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palmyra Community Pool
Bingo Party - Lancaster
Wednesday, September 19th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Bingo Party - Lebanon
Thursday, September 20th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center – Lebanon

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

Photo of purse, cup, lantern with text Donate to DEC on AmazonPrime Day!
Monday, July 16th to Tuesday, July 17th
All Day

Disability Awareness Night with the Lancaster Barnstormers!
Tuesday, July 17th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clipper Stadium

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