Mission: 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.
Results: 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.
Programs: Information and Referral
Education & Awareness
Graces' Hope Hospital Visitation Program
My husband has been living with epilepsy for 20 years. ESF does a wonderful job of bringing awareness and support to the epilepsy community of the Tampa Bay area. Tom and his staff are amazing. They truly care about the people they serve and they continue to bring joy to so many families. We are honored to volunteer at ESF events and help support them in any way we can. We are blessed to have ESF in Tampa.
The Epilepsy Services Foundation is an organization I am willing to contribute to. The have a very small staff and a large number of volunteers who are dedicated to the children and families needing help. The staff and volunteers go out to the community to provide education and awareness programs about epilepsy. They mentor volunteers and encourage them to meet with the newly diagnosed children with epilepsy and their families to give them support and to provide information about epilepsy. They also do fundraising for a number of programs, one of which is the camp program that sends kids with epilepsy to a camp that cares for the needs of kids with a chronic condition. The camp is Camp Boggy Creek.