EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., a not-for-profit company focused on providing meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges, today announced it has been named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s list of the top 25 health/medical nonprofits. This honor is based on 2015-2016 annual budgets submitted by local nonprofits. EPI-HAB employs six full-time managers and engages 27 employees on a full and part-time basis. The organization operates on an annual budget of $1.2 million and provided services to more than 100 active clients in 2015.
For nearly sixty years, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., unlike most other nonprofit organizations, has been self-sufficient. The organization is unique in that it does not solicit donations or charitable contributions, receive any grants – government or otherwise, nor does it conduct fundraisers. EPI-HAB operates and competes, for the most part, as a for-profit business.
The 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals who volunteered their time and efforts to form a company providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy. Government grants and other funds helped launch EPI-HAB, but the goal from the beginning was for the company to become self-supporting.
The goal was quickly achieved, and over the years, EPI-HAB has actually been able to donate excess profits to local charities to advance the study of epilepsy. Additionally, with the health industry’s breakthroughs in the field of epilepsy, EPI-HAB expanded its mission “to provide meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges.”
“EPI-HAB focuses on its employees’ ‘abilities,’ rather than their limitations,” said Matt Redmann, Executive Director of EPI-HAB. “Their wealth of intelligence, experience and dedication has been the key to EPI-HAB’s success.”
For decades, EPI-HAB has helped businesses, large and small, overcome challenges with growth and logistics. The company helps save time, money and space with its hand labor solutions; including mailings, inspection/cleaning, assembly and custom packaging, storage and order fulfillment. EPI-HAB is suited for jobs of all sizes, from the large business needing increased production during its peak season to the individual who needs some help with a bulk mailing. Employees have taken on important projects for local professional sports teams as well as medical device manufacturers.
“EPI-HAB represents the perfect combination of ‘helping individuals who need help’ and helping businesses in need of our flexible services, all without government or taxpayer expense…a true WIN, WIN, WIN,” explained Redmann.
If you have a labor-intensive job or know of someone who may be interested in working at EPI-HAB, contact Matt Redmann at 602-254-7027 or through email at email@example.com