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

DEC Success: Melody Herbert

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Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Melody Herbert. I first heard about the Disability Empowerment Center through a friend who was already a Consumer at DEC. I was very distraught and did not know how to get the support … Read More

DEC Success: Andrew Wright

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I first heard about the Disability Empowerment Center through my Pastor’s wife.  People at my church knew that I needed help in finding a job and thought that DEC may be able to help. I had a job at a local grocery store but because they didn’t know how to work with me as a person with a disability, the job … Read More

DEC Sucess: Tomeka Conway

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Tomeka Conway. After calling another Center that said they wouldn’t help me, I called DEC and spoke with Barb Feaser. My family’s home had burned down and I was homeless at the time, … Read More

DEC Success: Chrystal Arias

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Chrystal Arias. I was homeless and had no place to go. I had moved here from the Bahamas to give my children a better life, but was living at the shelter.  I was … Read More

DEC Success: Rolando Martinez

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Rolando Martinez. I have a learning disability that I felt was holding me back and I really wanted to become a Certified Massage Therapist.  It was something I didn’t feel like I could … Read More

DEC Success: Phillip Kanter

We like to take a moment on this blog, to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Phillip Kanter, a DEC Consumer in our Lebanon Center. While staying at a shelter for veterans, called the Veteran’s Place, I was given a resource guide, and I came across the … Read More

DEC Success: Gina Baum

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Gina Baum, who is not only a DEC Consumer but a DEC Staff Member serving as a peer mentor. I originally came to DEC because I was looking for employment and a place … Read More

DEC Success: Leslie Binkley

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with Leslie Binkley, who is not only a DEC Consumer but also a DEC Board Member and Board Secretary. I discovered the Disability Empowerment Center while I was attending Millersville University.  I needed a place … Read More

DEC Success: James Callaway

Each month we take a moment to highlight a DEC Consumer, their experience with our Center and our staff, and their Success.  This month we spoke with James Callaway. While working with the Disability Digest, I heard about the Disability Empowerment Center.  I was filling out some paperwork for the county assistance office and for health insurance, and was overwhelmed … Read More