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Causes: Epilepsy, Health

Mission: "Dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy."

Results: We have our own building and clinic that was donated to us saving money that would go to rent going to services! We have a new EEG laboratory saving costs doing them ourselves. We have also created a worldwide online support community and epilepsy education/information site - www.EpilepsyU.com reaching close to a million people around the globe each month. Our newest venture is into epilepsy awareness and social enterprise to support our programs and services, an online store - www.EpilepsyStore.com

Target demographics: Individuals, families and children affected by epilepsy/seizures. Service Area: Central Florida - Orange, Seminole, Osceola nd Brevard counties.

Direct beneficiaries per year: EACF averages nearly 500 active clients per month and reaches millions more with epilepsy educational programs.

Geographic areas served: With offices in Orlando and Melbourne Florida we serve Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard Counties.

Programs: Epilepsy Clinics Epilepsy Diagnostics Case Management Support Groups Epilepsy Prevention and Education Programs Shaken Baby Education and Prevention Programs www.EpilepsyU.com - a worldwide epilepsy news and support community, and, www.EpilepsyStore .com for epilepsy awareness products.

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michelle D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The EACF organization is such a wonderful place to volunteer. Their team is dedicated to the mission of EACF and thoughful of the patients they serve. I've enjoyed volunteering on the Golf Tournament for the last 8 years. Even though we have a job to do, we always have fun. But the real joy comes from knowing how many families we helped. I'm grateful that EACF is there to serve the community. Without them, I can't imagine where these families would receive the assistance they need. But I've also learned that is not just the doctor visits or the medicine that the patients must take, it's also the support the staff provides to the patients and their families that make a difference. Chuck Carmen has done a great job of matching talent with resources. His team is AWESOME!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a fine and professional organization dedicated to the people it serves. There are no exessive admiistration costs and no large salaries for the few people that are paid by the Agency.
The people involved are 100% committed to advancing the cause and providing affordable services to victims who have no other recourse.
Please consider volunteering or donating...or both.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My lovely grandaughter was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 16. As I tried to find information, I discovered the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. I was incredibly impressed by this organization, which not only provides information and education but so much more. From case management to clinical services to efforts aimed at prevention, this is an orgnization that makes a difference in Central Florida for people with epilepsy. Most of the clients have nowhere to turn, but EACF is there and ready to help in every way possible. Executive director Chuck Carmen is tireless in his efforts to connect those in need of help with resources.