Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.99 stars   85 reviews


4628 North Armenia Avenue Tampa FL 33603-2706 USA


The Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc. is committed to creating a better future and environment for persons affected by epilepsy in West Central Florida, including children, teens, young adults and their families. The office is located in Tampa, FL.


ESF trained over 50 mentors who can provide education and support to other parents, families and children affected by epilepsy. ESF trained 18 volunteers to meet with families of newly diagnosed children with epilepsy at the St. Joseph Children's Hospital ESF provided 25 camp scholarships and 15 scholarships for families to attend a family weekend retreat in 2016. ESF provided 5 scholarships for University of South Florida medical students and residents to continue their pursuit of neurology as a medical focus in 2016. ESF provided 7 scholarships for persons affected by epilepsy to pursue their college degrees. ESF provided numerous epilepsy education programs to students, teachers, childcare workers and nurses in West Central Florida.

Target demographics:

Persons affected by epilepsy, primarily children, teens, young adults & their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

800-1,000 persons

Geographic areas served:

West Central Florida: Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando counties.


Information and Referral Education & Awareness Graces' Hope Hospital Visitation Program Support Groups Mentoring Project Access Emergency medications Fundraising Volunteer

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization has been the grass roots foundation for the greater Tampa Bay area for many years. They have keep the light on for many of our people stricken with epilepsy, as a guild post for both information and outreach. Tom all to well understands the complex implications of both health and social economic struggles that this group of people contend with on a daily basis.
Brian Harper R.EEG.T

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Rating: 5 stars  

The ESF has a genuine focus of serving patients and families in the community. I have a personal friend who's daughter has been able to attend Camp Boggy Creek and it has been a blessing to her and the family. This organization offers resources and events that are greatly needed and make an impact for many people. The ESF is a place where many can go to find help, encouragement and a sense of community.

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I have worked with ESF since 2012 as hospital liaison between families with children who are diagnosed with epilepsy and volunteer/mentors who represent the HOPE program. I have attended educational in service programs and social activities as well, and continue to be impressed with the community outreach ESF provides. It continues to be a privilege and a pleasure to work with this great organization.

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This is one of the finest groups of people that I have worked with...the passion to help others is paralleled by none. By treating patients with epilepsy, I came to see more activity and assistance for those in need than any other support agency I know. The grass-roots approach of caring, and the cost-effectiveness with the case-management program should be a model applied on a large-scale to PWE to help advance our current outcomes based goals. It is a pleasure and privilege to have worked with this great team of dedicated professionals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

direct observation and participation as volunteer, physician, and board-member help people with epilepsy who would have been lost to health care

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Lobby heavily to obtain necessary financial support,unify providers in the state, develop tighter allegiance with the national organization,and try to instill values of agencies elsewhere to adopt similar principals and programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people and their insatiable desire to help those in need.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives significantly of patients with uncontrolled seizures, channel patients to epileptologists to ensure adequacy of treatment,develop projects that would improve cost-effective patient care through research

Ways to make it better...

Funding allowed for the opportunity to "cure" individuals with surgically remediable uncontrolled seizures.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...


One thing I'd also say is that...

I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Tom Orth (past executive director for ESWCF) and Michael Finch (current director for SEA) during the many years of my involvement with the agency that helped so many people with epilepsy.

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