In 1992, the Ecumenical Council of Calvert County formed a task force to start a Homeless shelter. Project ECHO, Inc., a non-profit agency, was formed and in 1993 the original emergency shelter opened with 16 beds. In 2010, the current residence opened with enough room for 40-plus men, women, and children. More than just beds and meals, Project Echo provides a clean, safe, family-friendly environment to those who need it most. Their unique 90-day program gives each resident the opportunity to stabilize his or her life and offers many supplemental programs that encourage personal growth and independence. Our parishioners provide an evening meal once a month as well as volunteer and support ECHO through donations of time and money.
For additional information, visit the Project Echo website @ http://www.projectecho.net/ or call (410) 535-0044.