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About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the fight to overcome challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Epilepsy Foundation Washington (EFWA) is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Washington.

Over 74,600 people in Washington are living with epilepsy or seizure related conditions.

The Epilepsy Foundation Washington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization directed by a volunteer Advisory Board.

EFWA hosts a Professional Advisory Board of health care professionals that advise and support the organization, and a Community Leadership Board composed of business professionals, and community leaders and philanthropists.

The EFWA offices are located in Seattle and Spokane.

EFWA is a chapter of the national Epilepsy Foundation, and works closely with the national foundation to develop and implement programs and services for people with epilepsy in Washington.


Our Programs

Funding supports the following uncompensated programs and services provided to people with epilepsy and their families:

Camp Discovery
Annual youth summer camp

Community Action Network (C.A.N.) Program
Community Volunteer Program

Community Education & Training
For public, police, teachers, nurses and employers

Teen, Adult, Parent Support Groups
Support groups for people with epilepsy and their families

Employment Assistance Programs
Support for employment transition

Public Education Programs
Fall conferences about epilepsy

Speak Up Speak Out (S.U.S.O.) Program
Advocacy and government relations