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


Our Programs


EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE SUPPORT SERVICES: This program offers client and family support services for individuals diagnosed with seizures, their families, and the community at large.  Resource facilitators provide information and referral, comprehensive case management, advocacy, counseling, financial planning assistance, support groups, medical liason, and community education.  This program also offers epilepsy public education for anyone interested in the subject of epilepsy.  Anyone who contacts the EFGSI is provided with the most up-to-date information on resources in the community.

CAMP ROEHR: This program is a seven day residential camp offered every year in June for children diagnosed with epilepsy, provides a safe and fun-filled camp experience, while designed to meet the special needs of children with epilepsy.  

HOME BASED SERVICES (HBS): This program is designed to offer an array of community support services such as respite, therapy services, day training programs, transportation, and nursing services through the coordination by EFGSI's HBS team leader.  The program is open for adults and children in the community.

INTERMITTENT RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: This program offers a bridge between living at home and complete independence for adults with epilepsy and developmental disabilities.  Comprehensive case management and sometimes multiple weekly visits are offered for these individuals.

COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Community Intregrated Living Arrangement (CILA) consists of four residential programs serving adults with epilepsy and/or other developmental disabilities who need help in day to day living (24 hours a day).

Funding provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Madison County Mental Health Board, and St. Clair County Mental Health Board.


EDUCATION: We provide epilepsy education for individuals and families. We offer education programs in schools for students and staff. We offer education programs to businesses, organizations, and professionals.

INFORMATION: We provide up-to-date information for a better understanding of seizures/epilepsy.

TRANSPORTATION: We provide or obtain transportation assistance for clients to get to the neurologist's office.

Funding provided by Illinois Department of Human Services, Jefferson County Mental Health Board, United Way of Southern Illinois, and United Way of South Central Illinois.