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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Empowering People's Independence (EPI)

2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-442-6420
Contact: Lorena DeLancey

Empowering People’s Independence (EPI), previously Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides tailored care solutions to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury and epilepsy. We offer innovative services that better meet the needs of the people we support to improve their health, wellbeing, independence, and social inclusion. We are committed to empowering people with disabilities to reach their individual goals and aspirations, and to live their lives to the fullest.

Wish List:
  • board games: new or gently used
  • coloring books
  • gift baskets for events' silent auction
  • gift cards: Amazon, Tops, Wegmans, Price-Rite, Aldi's, Hart's, Target, Walmart, restaurants, etc.
  • personal care items
  • RTS bus passes, gas cards
  • tickets to zoo, museum, GEVA, RPO, movie theaters, bowling, sporting events, etc.

Volunteers Needed:

Special Events:

EPI hosts several events during the year, including the annual Chocolate Ball. Volunteers may be involved in event planning, fundraising, securing items for auctions, event set-up, photography, social media, graphic design, guest assistance and

Camp Volunteers

EPI hosts two summer camps for young adults and children with epilepsy and seizure disorders. We seek adults, 18 of age or older, to serve as volunteer camp counselors. Camps run for one week in June at the Rotary Sunshine Camp in Rush, NY, and one week in August at the YMCA Camp Weona, just outside of Warsaw, NY

Associate Board Volunteer

EPI’s Associate Board offers young professionals the opportunity to build meaningful new relationships and leadership skills. As a volunteer Associate Board Member, you will also be able to build your resume by applying your talents to projects that match your interests and skills. And, you will have the opportunity to socialize at fun events and informal gatherings with other young and driven professionals in our community. 

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Jill Johnson at

Thank you for supporting EPI!

Information reviewed by agency 9/29/21.  

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