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

 

Slide "DEC is a place where everyone accepts me for who I am. It is part of my lifeline."

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.

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All in person events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for information on upcoming virtual events.

Upcoming DEC & Community Events

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Bingo Party on Zoom!! Bingo Party on Zoom!!
Wednesday, January 27th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Offices Closed-President's Day Offices Closed-President's Day
Monday, February 15th
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center
Office Closed: Good Friday Office Closed: Good Friday
Friday, April 2nd
All Day
Disability Empowerment Center

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Please note DEC offices will be closed January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please note, DEC offices will be closed January 1, 2021 for New Years Day. We will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Have a blessed holiday and stay safe!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Inauguration praised for inclusive messaging including ASL Pledge of Allegiance http://ow.ly/KjAs50DeRcC #inclusion #asl # FreedomFriday

As a lot of us continue to work remotely, this article gives us some tips to fight "Zoom Fatigue".
#WellnessWednesdayhttps://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/zoom-fatigue-is-setting-in-1.5585933

Jesse Swoyer offers virtual classes throughout the week on his social media platforms to get us moving. Join him today at http://JesseSwoyer.com

Lebanon County Provides Free Mobile Trauma Therapy
(Lebanon, PA) – Community Health Council of Lebanon County is pleased to announce the
availability of completely free, no-strings-attached, Mobile Trauma Therapy to county
residents.

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Center Locations

Lancaster Center

941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite B-1
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