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