DEC the Halls 2017 Photos

We had a wonderful 2017 DEC the Halls.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported! [soliloquy id=”3332″]

DEC Success: Jackson

Consumer, Jackson, at WJTL

Jackson, came to the Disability Empowerment Center with goals to increase his independence, develop his job skills and work towards his ultimate dream of becoming a professional voice actor! As a DEC Consumer, he’s been building independence skills, such as learning to use public transportation, and developing his jobs skills. He’s also been working towards his goal of becoming a voice … Read More

Upcoming Winter 2018 Sign Language Courses!

People learning ASL

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) with us! The Disability Empowerment Center will host three ASL courses this Winter and you are invited to join us.  Our courses will include ASL I for all beginners to ASL, and ASL II and III for more advanced students. Fee for each course is $125.  Register and pay before 12/25 and receive a discounted … Read More

DEC the Halls Silent Auction – Pre-Sale Starts this Friday!

Get ready because our DEC the Halls Silent Auction is coming! Every year we hold our Silent Auction at our DEC the Halls annual holiday event.  Last year, we had a Silent Auction pre-sale online, and it was such a success that we’ve decided to do it again!  This is a great opportunity for everyone who can’t make it to … Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed

Happy Thanksgiving graphic

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.  We wish everyone a wonderful thanksgiving!

Free Thanksgiving Meals in Lancaster

picture of turkey dinner

Looking for a location that is hosting a Free Thanksgiving meal in Lancaster County this year? If so, PA 211 East has compiled a list of these locations. lancaster-free-thanksgiving-meals or #Dial211 for information.

2017 Year in Review (or where your #ExtraGive $$$’s go)

As you consider donating to the Disability Empowerment Center today for the #ExtraGive, we wanted to share with you some of what our organization has accomplished so far in 2017, in an effort to give you an idea of where your donated dollars go (and perhaps to do a tiny bit of bragging). Here’s our donate link. Since January of … Read More

DEC the Halls Annual Holiday Event & Silent Auction!

OUR ANNUAL DEC THE HALLS EVENT! This year’s DEC the Halls will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Hamilton Ballroom (1741 Wheatland Place, Lancaster).  We’ll have food and drinks, music and dancing and our ever-growing Silent Auction. To RSVP, email Katrina at kstirn@decpa.org or call our office at (717) 394-1890.

ExtraGive 2017 is coming!

This November 17th go the EXTRA mile for the Disability Empowerment Center. For 24 hours, you can give extra to support the Disability Empowerment Center! Donate online on that day and your gift will be stretched by the #ExtraGive pool of a half million dollars! And this year…..the Disability Empowerment Center has a matching donor! All donations (up to $5,000) … Read More

DEC’s Fully Accessible Haunted House in the News!

Our first Fully Accessible Haunted House was a giant success and tons of fun!  We even got some media attention – Fox43 “Fully Accessible Haunted Attraction” Lancaster Newspapers “On trick-or-treat night, we believe the more the merrier, not scarier [opinion]” Lancaster Newspapers “Disability Empowerment Center offers fully accessible haunted house in Lancaster today” Lancaster Newspapers “Scares for all: Lancaster nonprofit … Read More