Two community members who sought ECHO’s services now housed 

NORTH COUNTY — El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) announced that 31 individuals and families have successfully found housing in the community so far this year through their services. This achievement demonstrates ECHO’s commitment to providing support and creating pathways to stability for those experiencing homelessness in San Luis Obispo County. 

By offering a range of comprehensive services, including shelter, case management, job assistance, and more, ECHO empowers individuals and families to break the cycle of homelessness and rebuild their lives.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the success of 31 individuals and families who have found housing through ECHO’s services this year,” said Wendy Lewis, CEO of ECHO. “This milestone exemplifies the impact that can be achieved when a community comes together to support our mission. We extend our gratitude to our incredible community, our amazing staff, and our dedicated volunteers who all contribute to this achievement.”


Each success story represents a life transformed, a family reunited, and a community strengthened. By providing a foundation for stability and surrounding individuals with the support they need, truly amazing things can happen, and a difference can be made.

After facing financial instability and homelessness, Patricia persevered for over two years to secure a home. With support from friends and the ECHO program, she navigated challenges, including a cancer diagnosis. Despite hardships, she found stability, care, and community. Through determination and support, she now enjoys her own place.

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Patricia now has her own place to call home, thanks to the help from ECHO. Photo provided by ECHO

“It helped to have a stable room for that amount of time,” Patricia said. “I was around people who cared, friends, and staff. I felt safe and warm.”

Prentice’s journey from homelessness to finding a stable home was marked by challenges. After losing his previous accommodation, he faced the daunting prospect of homelessness. Fortunately, he found support at ECHO, where he joined programs and eventually secured shelter. Despite health issues, Prentice found stability and support, achieving his goals with guidance from his case manager.

Prentice says that his favorite part about ECHO was the “genuine care and time everyone dedicated to listen and meet me where I was at.” 

For more information about El Camino Homeless Organization and how you can support their mission, visit

Feature Image: Prentice found support through ECHO’s service and found shelter and security. Photo provided by ECHO