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Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

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Causes: Brain Disorders, Counseling, Epilepsy, Health, Mental Health, Public Health

Mission: The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Target demographics: Individuals with epilepsy, their families, and their friends

Geographic areas served: Chicagoland and 43 northern and central Illinois counties

Programs: "Care and Counseling," "Parent Link," "Friends Helping Friends," "Advocacy Through Education," "Support Group Network," "Seizure Smart Diet," "Shining Stars," "Camp Blackhawk," "Studio E," "Interpretations Writing Initiative," "Community Epilepsy Clinics," "Operation Outreach," "Employment Services," and "Continuing Frontline Research"

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Epilepsy Foundation has been doing regular pick ups for us for about five years now. They have always come the day they commit to and the workers doing the pick ups have been really nice overall. We've had a great experience so far. A couple of times, I have called to check and make sure that they were coming that day for a pick up, and they were very nice about it, and the pick up was done that day. We will continue to donate to them!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Cadence Health and have worked with the EFA of Chicago for many years. This organization has served a pivotal role in the care of countless people. Epilepsy is medical condition that often carries signficant social challenges and the EFA has been there to help with their support. I regularly provide an abundance of material that the Foundation provides to my patients and direct them frequently to the Foundation's resources. The many support groups the EFA has throughout Chicago land offer easy access for people with epilepsy to find additional support. The EFA also has been a consistent provider of educational initiatives to consumers through northest Il.