AmeriCorps Serve Here
AmeriCorps brings people together to serve communities. AmeriCorps members serve directly with organizations and nonprofts to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.
The Epilepsy Foundation New England AmeriCorps program gives individuals the opportunity to help those living with epilepsy in New England. Currently, AmeriCorps members are serving in Resource Rooms located in the epilepsy centers across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Epilepsy Resource Rooms
Epilepsy resource rooms provide: active listening and support, basic patient/family education, community information, referral services, site-based support programs, a library of helpful literature, and assistance to hospital staff with site-specific needs to improve support for patients with epilepsy.
Massachusetts Resource Rooms
Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Baystate Health, Beth Israel Lahey, Boston Medical Center, Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts General Hospital, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.
New Hampshire Resource Rooms
Epilepsy Resource Rooms are located in Adaptive Sports Partners Of The North Country, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Little Angels Service Dogs, The Laura Foundation For Epilepsy And Autism, and Touchstone Farm.
Resource Rooms allow patients to access community services provided through EFNE in the same location as their doctor appointments. They provide a literal and figurative bridge between clinical care and all-encompassing support services. Eliminating barriers ensures quicker access to information on services and reducing negative factors that affect health and quality of life for patients and their families. Resource Rooms offer support group programs that help patients develop a sense of community.