We are pleased to announce that we were nominated for and received the first annual S.P.A.R.K (Serving with Partners to Achieve Real Kinesis) award. The statewide award honors an organization that serves Hoosiers experiencing homelessness in a way that can be described as going above and beyond. Through innovative and/or new programming that includes community partnerships to address service gaps or unique local crises and produces significant outcomes.
We strive to provide housing stability to numerous individuals that previously experienced homelessness as a member of a task force under the Evansville-Vanderburgh Commission on Homelessness. The task force works collaboratively to create innovative solutions to address homelessness in Evansville. Partners include the Evansville Police Department, ECHO Healthcare, Aurora Inc., Southwestern Behavioral Health, Deaconess, Ascension, United Caring Services, and the Evansville Rescue Mission.
Our CEO, Savannah Wood - “We have dedicated organizations within our community that are willing to put in the time and effort to support those experiencing homelessness in our community. Homelessness cannot be addressed by a single organization, it takes a proactive, collective approach across multiple agencies and systems for the individual to overcome the barriers that led them down the path to housing instability. ECHO Housing received the award, but it is through collaboration that we have been successful.”
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We are honored to have received the Community Partner of the Year Award, for our collaborative efforts toward effectively ending Veteran homelessness through the receipt of meaningful employment.
It is through the spirit of collaboration, innovation, compassion and advocacy that we enthusiastically partner with organizations in our community to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home and the opportunity to thrive. ... See MoreSee Less
Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: Due to our history of positive outcomes through our services to Veterans, ECHO Housing was selected to participate in a podcast hosted by the National Veterans Technical Institute, discussing ways to serve Veterans experiencing homelessness.
Our agency represents one of only three community-based organizations within the country invited to participate. Other states that contributed to the podcast include Texas & Louisiana, a representative from NVTAC (National Veterans Technical Assistance Center), and a national representative from U.S. VETS.
If you are interested in learning about how we, along with other organizations across the country, serve homeless Veterans listen to the podcast below and visit our website at: www.echohousing.org... See MoreSee Less
Members of the ECHO Housing team attended the Centers for Supportive Housing (CSH) Symposium this week in Indianapolis. Staff learned innovative techniques to better serve some of the most vulnerable in our community through housing, eviction prevention, social services and collaboration with other permanent supportive housing providers throughout the state, including our local partners at Aurora Evansville!
A special thank you to Michael Halling from SWIRCA, for his collaboration and attendance at todays session to present best practices between our agencies to supportive housing providers across Indiana. ... See MoreSee Less