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

Holiday Ornament Party - Lancaster
Wednesday, November 14th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Holiday Ornament Party - Lebanon
Thursday, November 15th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center – Lebanon
Office Closed: Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22nd to Friday, November 23rd
All Day

DEC the Halls Annual Event & Silent Auction 2018
Wednesday, December 5th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emerald Foundation
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

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

Extraordinary Give Logo EXTRAORDINARY GIVE 2018!
Friday, November 16th
All Day

DEC the Halls Annual Event & Silent Auction 2018
Wednesday, December 5th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emerald Foundation

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