Support and Networking Groups

Having epilepsy or caring for someone who does can be challenging. When epilepsy is diagnosed, it affects the whole family. Sometimes the practical problems of daily living – from insurance, to jobs, to medical care – may seem overwhelming. At other times, it helps just to talk to people who understand what its like to live with epilepsy.

Some people and their families living with epilepsy report a need for support and education within the epilepsy community. The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest Education and Networking Groups are designed to provide this to those who are interested in connecting with others living with epilepsy, and to learn from guest speakers on topics associated with epilepsy.

The groups listed here are open to anyone living or connected to epilepsy. These epilepsy groups are not intended to furnish medical advice or professional psychotherapy. The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest is not liable for the information presented at meetings.

For further information on any of the groups listed below, or if there is no group in your area and you wish to start one, please contact EFNW at 206-547-4551 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org.

All our meetings are for people living with epilepsy or family members impacted by epilepsy.



Epilepsy Adult Networking and Support Groups (EANSG)

Bend, OR (Monthly, 3rd Saturday)

St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
Room: TBD
NOON – 2:00 PM
2018: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 7/14, 8/18, 9/17, 10/20
There will not be meetings in June, November or December

Portland / Vancouver (Monthly 2nd Thursday)

Legacy Good Samaritan
Building 2: 2nd Floor Conference Room
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
Go to https://www.meetup.com/epilepsy-portland/ for details
2018: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13

Seattle, WA (Monthly, 1st Wednesday)

Harborview Medical Center
Maleng Building, Rm. #112-First Floor
410 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 (Across from Harborview Hospital)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2017: 12/6
2018: 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/11, 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5

Spokane, WA (quarterly)

Deaconess Hospital
Health Education Center, Room 266
910 W. 5th
Spokane, WA
5:00 – 6:30 PM
2018: Dates TBD

Tacoma, WA (1st Tuesday, every other month)

Multi-Care Tacoma General Hospital
315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98045
MMC 3 Conference Room (Near the Atrium Gift Shop and Cafeteria)
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2018: 1/2, 3/6, 5/1, 7/3, 9/4 , 11/6


Epilepsy Parents Networking and Support Groups (EPNSG)

Bend, OR Epilepsy Networking Support Group (Monthly, 3rd Saturday)

St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
Room: TBD
NOON – 2:00 PM
2018: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 7/14, 8/18, 9/17, 10/20
There will not be meetings in June, November or December

Vancouver Epilepsy Parents Networking Support Group, (Bi-monthly, 2nd Saturday)

SW Washington Medical Center
Health Education Center, Room #2
600 NE 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98864
10:00 – NOON
2018: 1/13, 3/10, 5/12, 7/14, 9/8, 11/10

Sea-Bell-King Cty Parents Networking Support Group (2nd Thursday)

Mercer Island Library
4400 88th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2018: 1/11, 3/8, 5/10, 9/13, 11/8

Tacoma Epilepsy Parents Networking Support Group (Monthly, 4th Wednesday)

Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center
Board Room – East Wing, First Floor
311 South L St., Tacoma, WA 98405
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2017: 11/22, 12/27
2018: 1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 12/26


YEA! Youth Epilepsy Advocates Group

Spokane, WA (Bi-Monthly, 2nd Saturday)

Times and location may vary.


For further information call 206-261-6893 or e-mail mail@epilepsynw.org