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JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Epilepsy, Health, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: The mission of JoshProvides is to improve the quality of life for those who are living with epilepsy or other seizure-related disorders.

Target demographics: all those affected by epilepsy or another seizure disorder

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: support and financial assistance that includes support groups; financial assistance for seizure detection devices, seizure alert dogs, medication expenses, and transportation to seizure-related medical care; and education.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

There are so many worthwhile charitable institutions in our area. But having known Josh personally is one of the many reasons why JoshProvides is special to me. There are nearly 3 million people in the U.S. who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, and the staff at JoshProvides -- with their incredible organizational skills and fundraising efforts -- provides services with compassion and understanding. They assist those living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders and offer a variety of support group services, educational resources, seizure monitors and seizure support dogs, and many times help to alleviate the financial burden of medical treatment. I am proud to be an advocate for them. John Cannon

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a retired healthcare and patient advocate and community volunteer. During my many interactions I soon recognized that one of the important obstacles patient and caregivers face during a health crisis is the fragmentation and lack of coordination between the various providers involved with patient.
The Josh Provides Mission Statement: "Join us as we work to improve the lives of those living with Epilepsy or other seizure disorders" Josh Provides directs its charitable spending in the following way : Community awareness,education,support groups,transportation,seizure response dog program,seizure alert monitors,and medical services.
That is why they are here,to provide outstanding Epilepsy related support for the community.
Sheila Birnbaum
sheilabirnbaum@aol.com

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is priceless for anyone who has or loves someone with seizures.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non profit that helps individuals and families with epilepsy. Meeting the families we help warms my heart realizing the lives that are saved .

Board Member

Rating: 5

One of the best, most professional boards I have ever been associated with. The focus of the organization and the Board is to help epilepsy patients and their caregivers deal with their disease the best way possible and to aid these patients and families financially through the purchase of monitors, service dogs, transportation and medical care.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been an active Board member since the inception of Josh Provides. The financial assistance that is provided to people dealing with Epilepsy is outstanding. Imagine having a seizure disorder and not being able to drive or afford the cost of riding a bus. What if there are medications available but you did not have the means to pay? Just two examples of financial assistance that helps people dramatically. And then there are support groups, providing emotional support and information that is so important. Truly a great organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as a Board Member of Josh Provides since its inception and I am very proud of the work the Foundation has done and continues to do for those less fortunate individuals suffering from epilepsy and their families. The heart warming testimonials from the many children we serve and their parents confirm the good work we do with limited resources but low overhead. This includes grants for service dogs, monitoring devices and transportation expenses. I am very proud to serve as a Board Member.

Client Served

Rating: 5

JoshProvides has helped me more than words can describe in my epilepsy journey! The friends I have made, plus all the love and support I was given through my surgery was amazing! They truly care and create a great, fun environment.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation is an organization that is passionate about providing families affected by Epilepsy the support they need both financially and emotionally. They provide support to families through resources such as education, a supportive network, transportation for those suffering from seizures, and financial assistance for seizure detection dogs and devices.

Joe H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

JoshProvides is a great non profit organization. They have helped us in our journey coping with epilepsy and have been a wonderful encouragement.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Josh Provides is one of few epilepsy charities that provides direct services to its clients, which gives them immediate assistance and hope. We are organized with the proper protocols in place to be sure clients are serviced efficiently and effectively. Clients get services quickly sans the “red tape.” J.P. avails itself to clients and their families who often have nowhere else to turn whether it’s on a national or local scale. I am a proud member of the Board.

Amanda T.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our daughter Charlotte had her first tonic clonic seizure, it didn't stop without medical intervention. She had according to the doctors suffered from status epilepticus. As parents we were absolutely terrified for her safety and feared that her next seizure could kill her. It was shortly after this that we found out about Joshprovides and the story of the Chapnick family. From our first phone call Bruce assured us that everything would be ok, and that our daughter would be taken care of. We sent in our paperwork from the physicians and within 48 hours a seizure monitor arrived on our door step. For the first time in four months we were able to sleep knowing that our child was protected should she suffer another seizure. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for Joshprovides and the Chapnick family. We can never repay the kindness and peace of mind they have given us. This is truly a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of everyone it touches. Thank you from the Twigg family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When no one else would help our family, JoshProvides was there for us. They took the time to listen, connect us with other resources, and opened their support group to us. A life changing experience...

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you, JoshProvides, for being there and caring about people and families. You will never know how much you have touched people's lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering for Josh Provides has greatly impacted my life. I am so touched by the dedication of its staff. I signed on only 6 weeks ago and feel like I am part of a big family I have known forever. I see the donation money at work providing immediate assistance and saving lives and changing the lives of families. I only wish I had been a part of this sooner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a part of an organization that sincerely cares about those it serves has been a wonderful experience. JoshProvides is the type of grassroots, honest, caring organization that people want to be a part of and want to support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance changed my life! They provided a support group when I was at my lowest and struggling in school. I am forever grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted JoshProvides yesterday to see what help is available for me. I think that not only should JoshProvides just have help from donors but the government should be giving funds as well. People with Epilepsy need more help than what is available and JoshProvides should have more funding so that you can continue to offer the help that people truly need.

It is hard to ask for help but we all need help at some point in our lives and we need to make sure JoshProvides is always able to help


http://apps.joshprovides.org/portal/open-fundraisers-secure?PFR=10

Bruce49

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are proud of the grants we have provided to families living with epilepsy. Josh lived his life helping others. JoshProvides continues this legacy.

Liane N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The JoshProvides charity came to us when we were in such need. My 20 yr old son, Joseph, suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Needless-to-say, sleep was not something I've been able to do since Joseph was diagnosed at 3 yrs old. JoshProvides donated a much needed Emfit monitor that alerted me via alarm when my son would have seizures during the night. When Joey was young, sleeping in his room was just commonplace. As he got older, he desperately wanted his privacy. Having the Emfit was a lifesaver and thanks to JoshProvides we are able to receive it in record time and with grace, kindness, and understanding. I cannot thank the Chapnicks for the generosity in the memory of their beloved son. We will always be grateful the JoshProvides! Several of our friends have also been recipients of generosity. The number of lives they have touched is amazing and growing daily. Thank you again to everyone involved with such an amazing charity!
Liane & Joseph Robinson
Severna Park, MD