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Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA

EAWCP

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.

Affiliations

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)

Judith K. Painter -  Executive Director
412-322-5880
800-361-5885
412-322-7885
jpainter@efwp.org

Contact Person(s)

Artyce Thomas
athomas@efwp.org
Peggy Beem-Jelley, Executive Vice President, E-Mail: pbeem@efwp.org

Contact Number(s)

412-322-5880

814-262-7494 - Regional Coordinator - Johnstown Office

Contact Email(s)

staff@efwp.org

athomas@efwp.org

Web Addresses

www.efwp.org

Primary Address

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA
1001 Broad Street
Suite 240
Johnstown, PA, 15906

Additional Addresses

General Administrative Office
1501 Reedsdale Street
Suite 3002
Pittsburgh, PA, 15233

Service Information

Service Area

Western Pennsylvania (49 county area)

Service Description

Support group

Employment Assistance

Telephone support line (Parent/Adult)

Video lending library

Advocacy

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.

Keywords

health and human services

Available Hours

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

Fees/Cost for Services

None

Eligibility Requirements

None

Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available

Yes