DETROIT (WWJ) – A program will be launched Wednesday to help people find relief from life’s challenges and gain a path to self-sufficiency.

The Enhancing Community Health Outreach, or ECHO, program will focus on getting support to veterans, the unemployed and those at-risk for meeting federal poverty guidelines.

“In many ways we act as an arm to DHS – helping them … they can’t be everywhere in all places – so this has enabled us to put locations right in the community where people live and provide services,” said  CEO Dwight Vaughter.

The eight day, eight church program will assist individuals who may not know where to turn for help, according to Vaughter.

“So many times, people, they have a need for help but they are not aware of who can help,” said Vaughter. “I’d like to let them know that ECHO is a program that’s designed to help them.

“We desire to turn their stumbling blocks into stepping stones.”

The series of Community Days will kick-off Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Evangel Ministries on Stansbury in Detroit. Events will continue at various churches through June 30.


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