Turning pain into purpose
The Endometriosis Foundation of Houston (EFHou) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization created with the purpose of increasing disease recognition, offering vital support services to tens of thousands of individuals battling with endometriosis in the Bayou City and helping connect patients, communities, stakeholders and healthcare providers to promote advocacy programs nationwide.
EFHou provides reliable, accurate information to those battling the disease and seeks to address the ongoing need for endo awareness, advocacy, legislative support and research assistance.
We are dedicated to the advocacy and education of endometriosis that affect over 175 million people worldwide.
Public awareness of endometriosis is necessary because it is estimated that 1 in 10 women is affected by endometriosis, which means about 300,000 individuals are affected by this disease in the greater Houston area.
Awareness helps the public understand that symptoms like irregular periods and pelvic pain are not something to be ignored and getting it checked is necessary. While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are treatments that can help ease the stress and complications of specific symptoms. The more people that are informed of endometriosis the better chances for early diagnosis.
Founded in 2018, the Endometriosis Foundation of Houston began when six women struggling with endometriosis believed that their battle could create a positive change in Houston for others who were also affected by the disease.
Through community events, a growing online support group and a few fundraisers, the founding members turned their pain into purpose and established the first and only Houston-based endometriosis nonprofit.
At EFHou, we are turning pain into purpose.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The mission of the Endometriosis Foundation of Houston (EFHou) is to raise awareness of endometriosis and related conditions, and to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by this disease in the greater Houston area. We strive to be Houston’s trusted partners in endometriosis awareness, advocacy, education, support, fundraising, and research.
To end endo.