About Us

 

All of our services are free of charge and your donations help to make these services possible!

 

GivingTuesday is coming to Tennessee on December 2, 2014. 

 

Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

 

 

The GIVING TUESDAY tradition started in 2012 and takes place each year after Cyber Monday. It is a day where charities, companies, and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favorite causes, think about others, and financially support a local or global cause.  

 

                Will you consider giving to someone who is fighting the fight against epilepsy?

 

Click on the link below to donate through a secure Paypal site.

 

Agency Mission:

The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

 

Geographic Area:

Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, & Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties in Georgia.

 

Funding Sources:

The Foundation is a funded program partner of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. The State of Tennessee Department of Health provides contract funding for educational services and counseling of people newly diagnosed with epilepsy. The remainder of the Foundation support is from grants, donations and special events.

 

Programs and Services:

Education

  • Increase awareness of epilepsy in the greater Chattanooga community by speaking in businesses and schools about seizure recognition and first aid
  • Dispel misconceptions and misinformation about seizures and epilepsy.
  • Educate first responders in seizure recognition and first aid.
  • Aid school nurses and teachers in preparing seizure action plans for students with epilepsy

 

Advocacy

  • Referral to patient advocate if client is applying for disability or appealing a decision
  • Secure legal advice and assistance from the Epilepsy Foundation's Legal Defense Fund
  • Representation of a client in educational planning meetings
  • Education of legislators and decision makers regarding the need to recognize epilepsy as a serious chronic condition warranting public support

 

Case Management

  • Identify and assess individual needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide emergency seizure medication upon verification of need and assist the client in enrolling in patient assistance programs providing low-cost or free medication.
  • Provide monthly support group meetings with speakers on topics such as new treatments/therapies; affordable insurance; Social Security and disability; job training and referral, etc.

  

We've gone PURPLE this month in honor of National Epilepsy Awareness!

 

  

 

 

 

 


 

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Federal Employees can donate through a payroll deduction using:

CFC# 99531

 

 

Or feel free to simply send a check to:

 

Epilepsy Foundation

One Siskin Plaza

Chattanooga, TN 37403