Epilepsy is a journey.
We’re with you every step of the way.
Upcoming EventsJoin Us
Calling all EFGC members! Join us for our annual Family Holiday Party – complete with interactive activities, music, photo ops, and even a visit by Santa! Food and beverages will…
ServicesWhat We Provide for People with Epilepsy
Case Managers provide members access to professional assistance that will enhance their ability to manage issues related to epilepsy and improve their quality of life.
A wide array of programs are available for adults and children living with epilepsy, as well as their families and caregivers. They are designed to provide a positive environment for their participants to connect with others.
Support groups provide a safe space where those living with epilepsy can come together to share comfort, encouragement, advice and guidance in facing challenges and common experiences.
Mental Health Services
The Clinical Department offers members support and education with a focus on mental health wellness. Many people with epilepsy struggle with depression and anxiety in addition to managing a chronic medical condition. It is not easy, but you are not alone.
Annual Scholarships are awarded to individuals with epilepsy who will be attending an academic institution of higher learning, including college, vocational and graduate school. Eligibility requirements differ for the two scholarships.
Trainings are given to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response. They are offered in-person or virtually. Videos of these trainings are located below.
Who We AreWe Are Here To Serve The Epilepsy Community
We are a community-based, non-profit organization that provides free case management, mental health counseling, programs, and advocacy work to the nearly 140,000 people living with epilepsy, as well as their families and caregivers, in the 44 county area we serve. Our education team also gives free Seizure Recognition and First Aid Trainings to thousands of school personnel and staff of companies and organizations each year.
One-on-one sessions with clients, a wide array of support groups, social gatherings for children and adults, as well as legislative initiatives are at our core and key to bettering the lives of people with epilepsy.
Giving BackHelp Us Help Others
Donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago directly support free programs and services for individuals and families affected by epilepsy in the Chicagoland area.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago partners with Savers Thrift stores to collect used clothing and household items. Proceeds of these items are donated to EFGC.
Sponsoring EFGC events is a great opportunity to reach the those impacted by epilepsy in the greater Chicago area.
Faces of the Foundation
As someone diagnosed with epilepsy, when Rhonda heard about the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, she thought it would be a good idea to learn what it had to offer. More…