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) 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

Christopher Robin Movie Poster “Christopher Robin” Presented with Open Captions for the Deaf & ASL Class!!
Monday, September 3rd
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Penn Cinema
ASL Course 2 Fall 2018 - Mondays
Monday, September 17th to Monday, November 19th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
ASL Course 3 Fall 2018 - Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 18th to Tuesday, November 20th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
ASL Course 1 Fall 2018 - Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 19th to Wednesday, November 21st
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
Bingo Party - Lancaster
Wednesday, September 19th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
ASL Course 1 Fall 2018 - Thursdays
Thursday, September 20th to Thursday, November 22nd
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

Friends Helping Friends 2018
Tuesday, October 16th
All Day

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
Hamilton Ballroom

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