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COVID-19 Relief and Resources

UPDATED 6/24/2020

On June 23, the Leon County Commission unanimously passed a mask mandate for inside all public businesses. This order will go into effect at 12:01am Thursday morning, June 25. Anyone over the age of 6 will be required to wear a face covering while inside our buildings.

** Please note that information including hours and availability are subject to change based on COVID-19 circumstances. Be sure to check this page for the most current updates. **

Food

ECHO and Good News Outreach have a co-located food pantry at our shared office at 548 E. Bradford Rd.

Current hours of operation are 9:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesday through Friday. Please bring a photo ID to receive a bag of food for approximately 4-5 days worth of meals for a family of four.

If in need of transportation to our food pantry, please call 2-1-1 to schedule a free ride sponsored by Lyft and United Way Worldwide.

 

Cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and miscellaneous housewares

A limited stock of full- and travel-size toiletries, baby and adult diapers, kitchen wares, and cleaning chemicals are available upon request. If visiting our office to receive food, please inquire with a volunteer or staff member about these items.

 

Furniture

The Furniture Bank of Tallahassee offers free pickup service for donated furniture for distribution to our formerly-homeless clients at no charge. As a precaution, we are unable to enter your residence so please move the items outside. You may then contact donations@echotlh.org or call (850) 224-3246 x.205 to let us know when the items are ready to be picked up.

For households in need of furniture, please email sblakemore@echotlh.org or call (850) 224-3246 x.208 to discuss your situation and be added to our waiting list.

 

Rent/mortgage

ECHO’s Housing Assistance program, funded by the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB), is available to prevent evictions for lower-income working or recently-unemployed households (ALICE) who are facing financial hardship. Funds may be used for past due or upcoming rent or mortgage payments. If you are in need of assistance, the form below must be completed by you and your landlord or mortgage company. You may return the form to ECHO via email at info@echotlh.org or call (850) 224-3246 x.206 to arrange other methods of delivery.

UWBB Rent/Mortgage Assistance Request

 

Counseling/Case Management

ECHO’s in-office counseling and case management resources are currently offered by appointment only. Please note you will be required to wear a face covering and have your temperature checked via contactless thermometer upon arrival for your appointment. Contact Kescia Pride at kpride@echotlh.org or (850) 224-3246 x.207 to arrange an appointment by phone or email.

Stay tuned for an updated Getting Ahead in the Workplace schedule. Recruitment has begun for Summer semester classes starting in August.