About Us

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



Who We Serve

We serve individuals and families affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders. Our primary areas of service include the Counties of Los Angeles (9.95 million), Orange (3.0 million), San Bernardino (2.0 million) and Ventura (0.8 million). The combined population of our territory is over 15.75 million. At least 1% of the population has epilepsy/seizure disorders. Thus, in the four Counties we serve, almost 160,000 people have epilepsy. However, many more are significantly impacted by epilepsy in their daily lives when you include family members, caregivers, and friends in the total.



What We Do

We are here for you, as we have been for over 50 years. As your local Epilepsy Foundation Affiliate, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is the only non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated solely to serving people affected by epilepsy in this entire region. Our tax ID is 95-2046033.

Though we are an independent non-profit organization, we have chosen to affiliate with the national Epilepsy Foundation in Landover, Maryland.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY and overcome challenges created by seizures by focusing on Care, Advocacy, Research and Education (CARE). Through CARE, we offer a range of services and programs to help, support, advocate for, and empower those who are affected by epilepsy and their caregivers. We also support research to accelerate cures for the epilepsies, support the training and work of new pediatric neurology/epilepsy specialists, and also seek to educate the general public - those that work with, care for, serve, do business with, educate or encounter people with epilepsy during their daily lives - to better understand epilepsy/seizure disorders and fight to END EPILEPSY.



Who We Are


> Board of Trustees


> Professional Advisory Board


> Staff Team



Hours, Location, and Directions


Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except on Holidays. The Brian Alan Sitomer Memorial Resource Center is open during normal work hours as well as during extended, non-work hours by appointment (based on staff availability). Please call us at 310.670.2870 to schedule an appointment.

The office of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is located at 5777 West Century Blvd, Suite 820, in Los Angeles, California (just 3 blocks east of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)). Entrance to our building and parking is on 98th Street, between Airport Blvd and Bellanca Avenue. Parking is available in the building for a fee. Street parking may also be available nearby.


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