The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi is the only statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and cure of seizure disorders, the alleviation of their effects and the promotion of independence and optimal quality of life for people with epilepsy. The foundation seeks to accomplish this mission through education, research, advocacy and direct client services.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi is the only organization in the state dedicated to helping people affected with seizure disorders and still provides all programs and services free of charge.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi was chartered as the Mississippi Council on Epilepsy on April 8, 1963. Prior to that time, persons with an interest in epilepsy met in private homes of individuals in the Jackson area. The Council became an affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America on December 10, 1970, and changed its name to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi to become analogous with the national organization in 1982. We are proud to have been the first affiliate in America to establish a free epilepsy camp, and to this day we are still one of seven affiliates to provide a free summer camp sole to children with epilepsy. Today we are one of 47 affiliates of the Epilepsy Foundation of America
We are an affiliate of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. You can visit EFA at www.epilepsy.org.
A portion of our funding is provided by the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health. Please visit MSDMH at www.dmh.ms.gov.
To view the Foundations strategic plan for 2014 – 2017 please click here.