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

Scare at the Ware: ASL Interpreted Family Performance
Saturday, October 27th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Millersville University’s Ware Center
Halloween Party - Lancaster
Wednesday, October 31st
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Medicaid Training
Friday, November 2nd
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
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
DEC the Halls Annual Event & Silent Auction 2018
Wednesday, December 5th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emerald Foundation

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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