Epilepsy is a journey.

We’re with you every step of the way.


Upcoming EventsJoin Us

Back to the 90’s

Join us as we head Back to the 90’s on June 20th! This fundraising event will include music and discussion from The Verve Pipe’s Brian Vander Ark (famous for their…

Kids & Teens Club Summer Wednesday: Wrigley Field Tour

Join us on July 10th for a private tour of Wrigley Field, followed by lunch at Gallaghar Way! Contact Erin at ebagley@epilepsychciago.org to register. This is open to kids with…

Health Equity Roundtable Series – Community Perspectives: Access to Care

The Health Equity Roundtable Series kicks off with Community Perspectives: Access to Care on July 10th. This series is open to all and is designed to bring people from across industries together to provide diverse thought and create problem solving solutions. This free event can be attended in-person or via livestream.

Día de Picnic en Blackberry Farm

Unase a nosotros y disfrute de un Día de Picnic en Blackberry Farm. Este es un evento gratuito para nuestras familias hispanas. El almuerzo será proveído. Comuníquese con Agatha al siguiente correo electronico para poder registrarse ademarchi@epilepsychicago.org.


ServicesWhat We Provide for People with Epilepsy

Case Management

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.

Case Programs

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

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.

Scholarship

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.

Training

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

Donate

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.

Savers

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.

Sponsorship

Sponsoring EFGC events is a great opportunity to reach the those impacted by epilepsy in the greater Chicago area.


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