ECHO, Inc., created in late 1969, is a non-profit, faith-community sponsored charity organization, serving low-income individuals and families. 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.
IFTS (God is Faithful Temporary Shelter) was born in 2007 when a group of concerned Janesville citizens saw an unmet need in our community. Women and children without shelter had options available to them, however homeless men had nowhere to go. These concerned citizens first met in early fall, and on Christmas Eve 2007, the shelter opened with 4 cooperating churches. Today 38 churches are involved in the operation of the shelter.
While all our services support each other, we serve people with very different needs. Whether you’re an individual or a business, you’ll get personal attention tailored to your particular needs.
Every service we provide is in support of our mission, to provide a continuum of innovative support for individuals with disabilities so they may live meaningful lives.