The Interchurch Organization (ECHO) is
a non profit agency that serves the poor and
homeless of Northern Kentucky. ECHO was
started by Sister Mary Dorgan, CDP
and other interested laity and ministers of
Campbell County. On April 19, 1991 ECHO
started the first soup kitchen in Campbell County.
About thirty meals one day
a week were served out of the fellowship hall of the
First Church of the Nazarene on
York Street in Newport.
In 1992 ECHO was given a tremendous gift by
the Henry Hosea Family.
David and Marcia Hosea
bought and donated our current home of
ECHO, a former VFW hall
that is memorialized for
David Hosea's father and grandfather.
Thus the Henry Hosea House was
founded at 901 York Street in Newport, KY.
In June 1997, Karen Yates
becan1e the executive director
and expanded the meal program
to include weekends and added other
direct services for the guests.
We now average about 150 meals
an evening. Many volunteers work
together to ECHO the call of the Gospel today
by reaching out to
the poor and homeless in our community.
To continue the success of all our
programs, ECHO depends on your support,
prayers, donations and volunteer efforts.
"The Henry Hosea House provides a safe environment in which to satisfy our clients need for daily, nutrition, support, healthy guidance and social interaction. This positive atmosphere enhances their capacity for self-help and self-sufficiency."