Our Mission

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi


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

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 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 American 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 camp for kids with epilepsy. In 1998, we were named the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s Affiliate of the Year.


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.