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 4/5 Spring 2018 - Thursdays
Thursday, April 5th to Thursday, June 7th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
ASL interpreted - Pennsylvania Ballet II's Snow White
Saturday, April 21st
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Millersville University’s Ware Center
Peer Support Group for People with Disabilities
Wednesday, May 2nd
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Cinco de Mayo Party - Lancaster
Wednesday, May 16th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Peer Support Group for People with Disabilities
Wednesday, May 16th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

DEC Fundraiser at ISAAC's Lititz!
Tuesday, May 8th
10:00 am - 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