Ecumenical Congregations for Housing Opportunities
COMMUNITIES OF FAITH IN PARTNERSHIP TO HELP END POVERTY
AND HOMELESSNESS IN AURORA
What is ECHO?
ECHO is a grass-roots ecumenical coalition made up of local faith communities who have joined together in an effort to help end poverty and homelessness in Aurora.
Who is ECHO?
ECHO currently enjoys representation from eleven local congregations of faith:
Aurora First Presbyterian
Burns United Methodist
Mountain View Community
Queen of Peace Catholic
St. Pius X Catholic
St. Therese Catholic
What does ECHO do?
In 2005, 2007. 2012 ECHO successfully collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver to fund and build a duplex for a deserving family in Aurora.
ECHO believes that too often the poor amongst us remain unseen and ignored. Our goal is to develop practical and effective involvements that not only bring us face-to-face with these neglected persons (thereby changing us), but also tap the power of collective churches to make a difference in our local community and in the lives of these individuals.
As our Heavenly Father tells Isaiah:
"This rather is the fasting that I wish. Releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke, sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and homeless, clothing the naked when you see them and not turning your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn…."
ECHO is currently working on these additional projects:
Severe Weather Emergency Plan for the homeless in cooperation with Housing Justice and local social service agencies.
AWTN - Severe weather shelter & provision