Direct Service

As a community provider, we pay particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty in our community. Our social work teams receives direct referrals from medical providers and provides direct service based on best practices to community members.

Community Education & Advocacy

We are passionate about educating our community on various risk factors impacting mental health and homelessness, along with exploring protective factors to strengthen individuals, families, and community at-large.

Donation Center

ECHOS functions as a community bridge that connects unwanted and/or unneeded items with households in need. ECHOS collects donations of new and used furniture and apartment start-up supplies. Because of these donations, we can provide supplies for clients who need items or who are moving into new housing.


ECHOS and Elizabethtown College were awarded two AmeriCorps*VISTAS (Volunteers in Service to America) for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The AmeriCorps*VISTA mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through mobilization of volunteers and resources. The ECHOS AmeriCorps*VISTAS’ efforts will directly impact the greater Elizabethtown area by recruiting more community volunteers, increasing job readiness and strengthening our community collaborations.

ECHOS Properties Inc

ECHOS Properties Inc (EPI) is a non-profit organization that provides ownership and management of real estate property for the benefit of ECHOS’ programs.  In November 2019, a generous community member donated a home in Marietta which will be used for the ECHOS Permanent Supportive Housing Program. (See photo to right.)

EPI's Marietta House

Our Community Partners

We are deeply grateful for these amazing group of collaborators who tirelessly move together to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness in our area. Thank you!

  • Local community partners through Elizabethtown Area HUB
  • Lancaster County service providers
  • Churches and faith communities
  • Local businesses
  • Landlords and property owners
  • Elizabethtown and Donegal School Districts
  • United Way of Lancaster County
  • Lanc Co MyHome
  • Elizabethtown College