Since 1981, ECHO Outreach Ministries puts faith into action by serving people in crisis and poverty in Leon County. ECHO was started by Toni Tran, who chose the name with the idea that those who have received love and blessings from the Lord would in turn share, or “ECHO” love and blessings with those in need in their own communities. ECHO has grown into the largest Christian human services agency in Tallahassee, directly assisting thousands of people each year in our community.
ECHO offers professional services through programs providing emergency relief and family sustainability to impoverished Leon County residents, and the homeless. ECHO’s clients are served through 4 programs: Emergency Resources, Family Services, Housing Assistance, and The Furniture Bank of Tallahassee. With a small staff and a large volunteer base, their programs are designed to assist people in their efforts to become independent, productive, and stable. ECHO believe that encouragement, planning, and hope will be the impetus for lasting change and those who live under the burden of poverty can rise above it and lead fuller and more productive lives.