Free Thanksgiving Meals in Lancaster

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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

Central PA’s Only FULLY ACCESSIBLE Haunted House!

The Disability Empowerment Center is so excited to announce: Central PA’s only FULLY Accessible Haunted House! Tuesday, October 24 at 12 PM – 6 PM All-Inclusive Effects for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf! We’ll have a mad scientist room, bug room, and graveyard! 12 to 2 PM Sensory Sensitive Lights & sounds removed for anyone with sensory issues 2 to 6 PM … Read More

Upcoming Fall 2017 Sign Language Courses!

People learning ASL

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) with us! The Disability Empowerment Center will host three ASL courses this Fall and you are invited to join us.  Our courses will include ASL I for all beginners to ASL, and ASL II for anyone who has taken an ASL I course. ASL 1 Evenings ASL 1 Mornings ASL 2 Evenings Questions?  For more … Read More

REV UP: Register, Educate, Vote, Use your Power

The REV UP Campaign aims to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Have you registered to vote? The REV UP Campaign offers an online voter registration tool powered by Rock The Vote to get you registered and prepared … Read More

DEC ADA Picnic – July 21st!

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the ADA! We’ll have: food music games TJ’s Ice Cream Truck with ice cream for everyone, and more! At Long’s Park Pavilion #2 – US-30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 – look for the signs to find the pavilion (map) Everyone is invited to attend!!  RSVP by July 17th by calling (717) … Read More

Young and Empowered Summer Program – Dates Announced!

Registration is now open for our Young & Empowered Summer Youth Transition Program.  The program will run in Lancaster on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 11th to August 17th (register here) and in Lebanon on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 10th to August 16th (register here).