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Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The EAWCP works to ensure an improved quality of life for those who face the challenges presented by epilepsy or seizure disorders.

History of Organization

The EAWCP was founded 1972 by a group of concerned parents and family members seeking to provide assistance to those living with seizures. The EAWCP is an independent 501(c)(3) affiliated with the Epilepsy Alliance of America. Today, the EAWCP provides information, education and support in 49 western and central Pennsylvania counties.


Epilepsy Alliance of America

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Special events fundraisers, contract with the PA Department of Health, private grants, private and corporate donations.

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Peggy Beem Jelley -  President & CEO

Contact Person(s)

Peggy Beem Jelley

Contact Number(s)


Primary Address

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA

Service Information

Service Area

Western Pennsylvania (49 county area)

Service Description

Support group

Telephone support line (Parent/Adult)

Video lending library


Emergency prescription drug program

Individual and family support

Information and referral

Patient Eduction - Information on a variety of topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy and seizures.

Project School Alert - Epilepsy education, seizure recognition and first aid training for teachers, school nurses, administrators, students and community organizations.

High School Scholarships - Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Support Groups - Education based peer support groups for parents of children who have epilepsy or seizure disorders. Groups for adults who have epilepsy/seizure disorders.

Community Education Conferences/Workshops - Local educational events to provide information on issues related to epilepsy and management of seizures.

Camp Frog - A week long, overnight camping experience for children under the age of 18 who have completed third grade and have not yet graduated from high school. Camp Frog is a fully integrated camping experience.

Teen Get-Away Weekend - A weekend overnight educational and recreational program for high school students.

Service Dogs/Seizure Response Dogs

Respite Care Provided By Nursing Staff

Movement/Sleep Monitors


health and human services

Available Hours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services

Minimum Registration & Fees for Some Programs. All fees can be waived for those needing assistance. Summer Camp Scholarships Available.

Eligibility Requirements

Vary from program to program

Required Documentation

Vary depending upon program

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call or email the office

Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available

Interpreters can be arranged upon request. Materials available in Spanish

Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

Volunteers are used for various special events and programs