AN AVERAGE DAY AT ECHO
4:30 pm Clients may arrive at the shelter. This is a good time to talk to the shelter coordinator regarding any questions and meet with the case manager. Once clients come on to the shelter property, we ask them not to leave and to not smoke.
5:00-6:00pm Dinner is served. Each evening a local group of volunteers brings in a nutritious and tasty warm dinner.
5:45pm After dinner chores.
6:00pm Reading of the shelter rules. Clients go to their sleeping areas. Children do homework. Clients meet with the case manager, or may read a book or other activity on their beds. Each person is provided bedding and a storage trunk for their belongings. This trunk can be locked and remains at the shelter. Clients cannot store any other personal items at the shelter.
9:00pm Lights out. Adults may stay up until 10:00pm quietly reading and studying.
6:00am Clients wake-up and do morning chores such as vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms.
6:00-7:00am Clients eat breakfast in the dining room. They may also make lunches.
7:30am After cleaning the dining room, clients are asked to leave the shelter premises. They may return at 4:30pm.
Until clients find housing, ECHO helps by providing:
Critical case management for clients to develop an action plan to resolve their housing crisis,
Motel rooms for clients who become ill,
Furniture and other donations for clients who have found housing,
Postal address so clients my receive mail,
Gas and other types of transportation for stranded clients.