Our Mission

The Echo Shop has been providing outreach in Santa Clara County for over 50 years.

In 2015-16, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church ECW gave grants to local community service organizations in the amount of $76,000. All proceeds from the Echo Shop are distributed to charities who apply for grants. These proceeds were made possible by generous donations of goods from the community and by diligent volunteer efforts or our workers.

Santa Maria Urban Ministry was started by the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real to aid the urban population in downtown San Jose. The ministry provides food, clothing, transportation, and education for the needy.

 Clothing from Echo Shop being distributed at Santa Maria Urban Ministry.

 

Saratoga Adult Day Care Center was established as a non-profit resource center to promote optimal quality health care for seniors and to offer respite for the care-givers.

Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County is the jail ministry supported by Saint Andrew’s. A small staff at C.I.C. coordinates sharing of the Gospel and services for inmates at all correctional facilities.

Family Supportive Housing provides a full spectrum of services to hundreds of people for whom overcoming poverty, hunger, and homelessness is a daily struggle. They provide interim housing in an apartment-style shelter that was once a warehouse. Families live in one-room apartments for as long as 90 days at a time, free of charge while they save money to get first and last months’ rent.

Next Door protects individuals and families from domestic violence and its effects by assisting batterers and victims in building violence-free lives and by providing emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, weekly support groups, a 24-hour hotline, and legal services.

Our Daily Bread at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Sunnyvale, serves over 300 meals to seniors and others in the community three times a week.

Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga supplies school children with the necessities for attending school, including clothing, books, and personal care kits.

Cancer CAREpoint provides support services for cancer patients and their families.

San Jose Canterbury Foundation is a SJSU campus ministry providing a safe place for students to talk and seek help.

EMQ Families First provides mental health crisis assessment for children and adolescents.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Santa Clara county provides advocacy for elderly patients in long-term facilities.

Prevention Partnership International provides resources for children and families to break the cycle of addiction through a program called “Celebrating Families.”