ECHO is a Christian charity that was founded in 1984. Our mission is to provide the people of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges with services they need to cope with the challenges of life. We provide support to youth and families through a range of programs, including facilitated playgroups, school chaplaincy, after school programs, food aid, and no interest loans.

ECHO is committed to protecting children and young people and will not tolerate child abuse or harm. All staff and volunteers are required to abide by our Child Safe Policy

We are an inclusive, safe and respectful organisation which celebrates diversity and supports the inclusion of people from LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people with diverse religious beliefs or affiliations.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site and we invite you to join us in providing care for those in need of support by making a tax deductible donation to ECHO Youth and Family Services or volunteering in one of our programs.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live, the Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.