Epilepsy is a journey.

We’re with you every step of the way.


Upcoming EventsJoin Us

Kids & Teens Summer Wednesday: Brookfield Zoo

Join us as we explore the Brookfield Zoo on July 24th. We will have a private Animal Encounter where we will meet and interact with one of the “animal ambassadors.”…

Tee Off for EFGC

Join us for the 24th Annual Tee Off for EFGC at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, IL on Monday, July 29th. The day will include breakfast, 18…

Kids & Teens Summer Wednesday: StoryStudio Creative Writing Workshop

Join us on August 7th for a virtual workshop where participants will learn the basic skills to tell their story. They will find their voice and story-telling roots. Contact Erin…

Picnic with the Dogs

Join us at Impact Field as we root on the Chicago Dogs, enjoy a baseball themed buffet, and participate in fun activities around the stadium on August 17th! For more…


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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