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
717-663-8112 | 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

People learning ASL ASL Course 2 Spring/Summer 2019- Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 23rd to Tuesday, July 2nd
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 3 Spring/Summer 2019- Thursdays
Thursday, April 25th to Thursday, June 27th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
People learning ASL ASL Course 4/5 Spring/Summer 2019 - Fridays
Friday, April 26th to Friday, June 28th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Lunch & Learn: Client Assistance Program
Wednesday, May 1st
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Disability Empowerment Center
Chili's Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 8th
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Chili’s Manheim Pike

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Upcoming
Fundraisers

Chili's Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 8th
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Chili’s Manheim Pike

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