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Thank you for visiting the Echo Youth and Family Services website.

Echo is a Christian charity working in the Dandenong Ranges outside of Melbourne, providing support to youth and families through a range of programs, including youth mentoring, playgroups, emergency support, school chaplaincy and financial services. Echo was founded over 30 years ago and has since become a nationally recognised charitable organisation.

We hope you enjoy browsing our site and we invite you to join our mission of 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.

Thanks EST

Following the major storm event across Victoria on October 9th 2016, Echo's Emergency Support Team (EST) was activated. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked so hard to support the community during this crisis. We are currently looking for more volunteers to assist during bushfire season this coming summer.

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Living With Bushfire Conference

Echo Youth and Family Services Director, Wayne Collins presented at the 3rd Annual Living with Bushfire Community Conference on October 7th 2016.


Ready2Go Launch

Echo Youth and Family Services launched the Ready2Go Community Manual on September 1st 2016 at the Cardinia Shire Council Chambers.

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