About ECHO Inc.


ECHO Inc. (Economic Council Helping Others) offers several types of programs, serving thousands of individuals in San Juan County, New Mexico.


Our programs include:


Emergency Rent/Mortgage Financial Assistance Program


The Emergency Financial Assistance Program helps individuals with financial emergency situations with the following services:


  • City of Farmington Utility Assistance
  • Medical/Prescription Assistance
  • Eye Care Assistance
  • Funeral
  • Emergency Rent/Mortgage Assistance


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)


CSFP provides monthly food assistance free of charge throughout northern New Mexico IF:




Emergency Food Program


The ECHO Food Bank offers three separate programs:


  • Emergency Food Box Program for individuals
  • Surplus Foods to Non-Profit Organizations
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP Commodities)



Aztec, New Mexico Pre-School


The ECHO Aztec Pre-School provides full service child care, pre-school and Latch Key Programs.  These include:


  • Breakfast, lunch & snacks
  • Pick-up and delivery to Aztec schools
  • Varied pre-school curriculum


ECHO Construction


The ECHO Construction team works with qualified families to take them through the process of educating, financing, building and moving into a new home.


  • Home Buyer's Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Credit counseling
  • USDA Rural Development Loans
  • And coming soon Post-Build Homeowner Maintenance Class


The Economic Council Helping Others Inc.

The Economic Council Helping Others Inc., dba ECHO Inc. has been incorporated since 1967 as a 501-c-3 non-profit.  This "Community Action Agency-(CAA)" administers numerous programs throughout the northern half of New Mexico.

Former Secretary of the NM Human Services Department, Pamela Hyde, very aptly described these types of organizations.  "Community Action Agencies work hard in our state to help reduce the impact of poverty and we are proud to serve with them in this effort.  Paramount to their success, I believe, is their ability to accurately assess the needs of each community and then use their flexibility to build a range of services specific to each group of people served, which may include food, affordable housing, pre-schools and assistance with emergencies."


ECHO Inc. currently provides a varied assortment of food programs throughout the northern half of New Mexico.  These services range from USDA Commodity Food Programs to individual emergency assistance-including a kid's elementary school backpack program, to being the food bank for other non-profit organizations feeding hungry and/or displaced individuals.


ECHO Inc. operates both a pre-school and separate latch-key programs based in Aztec.  The sliding fee scale makes both of these programs very attractive to hard working families living on "shoe-string" budgets.


ECHO Inc., through ECHO Construction, has initiated the only workforce housing program in San Juan County. The program assists working families who qualify for low-interest USDA mortgages; taking the family through the process of education in home ownership, financial counseling, and through the construction of a home of their own. 


ECHO Inc. assists individuals with emergency situations.  This assistance may take various forms ranging from case management to actual financial help with rent, medical bills, prescriptions, etc.