**Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, many of our programs and services are being conducted virtually until further notice. Outdoor events and group outings are currently being held, but are subject to change. Please contact if you need assistance.**

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s objective is to help people with epilepsy live their everyday lives. And in order to do so, we serve our constituents through three primary avenues of support.


We are committed to giving people impacted by epilepsy the ability to successfully advocate for themselves and the epilepsy community. These advocates speak to the needs of people with epilepsy and share their personal stories.

Client Services

Our Client Services Department provides adults, children, and families access to professional assistance that will enhance their ability to manage issues related to epilepsy and improve their quality of life.


Our organization provides free, age-appropriate educational programs for students, teachers, nurses, and other school staff, as well as corporate offices, on seizure recognition and first aid. These programs help to minimize stigma and alleviate misconceptions related to epilepsy.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.


Learn more about our free support and Case Management services


The Education Team uses classroom lectures and events to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response.


Support EFGC and raise awareness in your community!

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Giselle, 19, is majoring in Special Education and Psychology at Harper College. The Chicagoland native has a special connection to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. She attended Camp Blackhawk each summer from 2014-2019 and last week she was a counselor at this year’s Virtual Camp Blackhawk. “As a counselor, it’s been great to see…

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Faces of the Foundation: Jessica

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Faces of the Foundation: Lucas

This is Lucas, hair still wet from swimming lessons, proudly displaying his advancement to a new skill level. As parents of this talented, goofy, articulate, sweet hugger monkey, we are delighted that most days are full of predictable moments of silliness, ongoing story-telling, and countless references to all the bodily functions that typically entertain a…