The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York. (formerly The Epilepsy Institute) The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York is a non-profit social service organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy and their families. Our program services are available to residents of New York City and Westchester County. Services are made possible through contractual agreements with New York City, New York State and Westchester County. All informational services are provided free of charge. Some programs have admissions criteria.