ECHO, Inc., created in late 1969, is a non-profit, faith-community sponsored
charity organization, serving low-income individuals and families in the
Janesville area. It exists through the generosity of others in the community.
ECHO stands for Everyone Cooperating to Help Others. Congregations help
us, so do many individuals, businesses, school and community groups, foundations,
and social service agencies.
ECHO has grown from being a food pantry and clothing depot to being a
charity organization called upon to help meet temporary housing, food, transportation and other emergency needs for low-income
ECHO seeks to help people help themselves through its programs
and services, not readily available through other sources, and to
assist them in utilizing other existing services and programs in
the community. It does not impose any theological or political value
system upon those served. Requests for assistance may be made at
the ECHO Office.
Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System
This Agency receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and/or a federal, state or local public or private entity to provide services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In order to receive this funding, this agency must participate in the Wisconsin Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is administered by the Institute for Community Alliances. This system collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency in order to get an accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless, and to identify the need to provide different services.
This agency will collect and share only the information that we consider to be appropriate. The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality. A copy of our Privacy Notice describing our privacy practices is available to all consumers upon request.
Your information will be shared with other area agencies that participate in HMIS, unless you request that your information remain closed (confidential). Keeping your information closed means that your information will only be available to case workers and intake workers within this agency. If you are interested in keeping your records closed, please talk to a case manager or intake worker.
Public Notice (Federal Register/Vol. 69, No. 146)
Effective August 30, 2004