About Us

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Mission Statement

ECHO’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families in our community.

Vision

Our vision is to create opportunities for people in our community experiencing a housing crisis to find a place they can call home.

Core Values

  • Commitment – To provide a positive impact for our community
  • Respect – Treating all people equally with the dignity and respect they deserve
  • Advocacy – Promoting awareness, education and understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness
  • Service – Providing innovative person centered approaches
  • Professionalism – Strengthening our team through personal and professional development

Our Team

Joey Smoak

Executive Director


Briley Altman

Chief Finacial Officer


Kyle Jenkins

Director of Administration


Dr. Ann Gowdy

Director of Supportive Services


Eric Owens

SSVF Program Coordinator


John Mention

SSVF Intake Coordinator


Kim Pike

Veteran Service Navigator


Dee Dee Pickering

Veteran Service Navigator


Ricky Prather

Outreach


Betty Rutherford

Veteran Service Navigator


Taylor Sweat

Housing Case Manager


Kayleigh Banse

Housing Case Manager


Alison Moen

Housing Case Manager


Sonya Davis

Housing Case Manager


Kimberly Alford

HUD Housing Coordinator


William Huddle

Housing Inspector


Daniel Huddle

Maintenance and Transportation


Sarah Chapman

CES Coordinator


Julie Putnam

CDS Coordinator


Clint Johnson

HMIS Administrator


Nicole Howsare

Veteran Service Navigator


Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Case Manager


Arsenial Gardner

Intake / Benefits Assistant


Saphire McDonald

Intake / Benefits Assistant


Tammy Floyd

Administration & Compliance Officer


Pat Ranalli

Grant Specialist


Patricia Powell

Grant Specialist Assistant


Board of Directors

Wayne Gray
Chairman
Andy Graham
Vice President
Deidra Byrd
Director
Molly Keen
Director
Matt Wiseman
Director
Adam Emrick
Director
Kevin Grant
Director

Partners

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

https://www.horrycounty.org/

Horry County

https://www.va.gov/

Veteran Affairs

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

OneSC

OneSC Fund

Wells Fargo

Walls Fargo

http://oeo.sc.gov/

Office of Economic Opportunity

Newmans Own Foundation

Newman's Own Foundation

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