Our mission: to lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy. We choose to fulfill that mission by meeting the non-medical needs for people affected by epilepsy/ seizure disorder to enhance their lives and build supportive communities.
Who We Serve
We serve individuals and families affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders. Our primary areas of service include Philadelphia, Allentown, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Lancaster. The combined population of our territory is over 6 million. The Center for Disease Control states that at least 1.65% of the population has epilepsy/seizure disorders. Thus, in the 18 counties we serve, 109,000 people have epilepsy. However, many more are significantly impacted by epilepsy in their daily lives when you include family members, caregivers, and friends in the total.
All of the Counties we serve: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
What We Do
We are here for you, as we have been for over 40 years. As your local Epilepsy Foundation Affiliate, the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA is the only non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated solely to serving people affected by epilepsy in this entire region. Our tax ID is 23-1882279.
Though we are an independent non-profit organization, we have chosen to affiliate with the national Epilepsy Foundation of America in Landover, Maryland. However, the EFEPA is not funded in any way by the national organization and three percent of the Foundation’s income is assessed for dues to the national office.
The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA is leading the fight to end epilepsy and overcome challenges created by seizures by focusing on education, support and advocacy. We offer a range of free services and programs to improve the quality of life and empower those who are affected by epilepsy and their caregivers. We also support research to accelerate cures for the epilepsies, support the training and work of new pediatric neurology/epilepsy specialists, and also seek to educate the general public – those that work with, care for, serve, do business with, educate or encounter people with epilepsy during their daily lives – to better understand epilepsy/seizure disorders.
Key programs include but are not limited to Community Education & Outreach, Epilepsy Educational Conferences & Workshops, Seizure Trainings and Recognition Programs, Legal & Medical Referrals, Children & Family Services, Adult Resource Services, Young Adult Initiative and Camp Achieve.