ECHO is proud to connect ailing children and families with the therapeutic and healing properties of cannabidiol (CBD), and in some cases, financial assistance. With the understanding that families often face special circumstances, we are committed to helping as many families as we can through our charitable organization. Those that join us as an ECHO Sponsored Family receive an individualized donation package made up of cannabinoid products and/or financial aid designed to help you move forward with hope.
Our Application Team and the Board of ECHO handle all of our ECHO Family approvals. We happily maintain an open application process and review every application we receive, while weighing our approval decisions more heavily toward families that meet particular qualifications.
The ECHO foundation is geared toward easing the burden on families facing special circumstances. In general, we consider four qualification categories when reviewing your application:
Your Family’s Income:
With our belief that everyone should have access to the healing power of cannabinoids, we primarily provide support to families who are in need of additional financial assistance to achieve their health goals. Applicants who are on low-cost healthcare programs like Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are welcome to apply to the ECHO foundation. Our program is intended for families that utilize any type of financial aid program.
The Types of Illnesses or Conditions:
We most commonly approve applicants who are facing illnesses, conditions or disorders that have shown to benefit from cannabinoids. While scientists continue to pursue the therapeutic applications of cannabinoids like CBD, promising findings so far indicate that their healing properties apply to conditions like epilepsy, autism, cancer, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, nausea, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain and spinal cord injuries. We welcome you to apply if you believe cannabinoids could provide therapeutic benefits to your particular condition.
Whether Your Family is Currently Using CBD-based Products:
Have you already experienced improvements from cannabinoids? Families that are seeking to continue CBD therapy, but are facing difficulties in obtaining cannabinoids are strongly urged to apply. Be sure to let us know in detail how long you’ve been using CBD and what types of benefits they’ve provided you or your family member in your application.
The Medical Expenses You’re Facing:
ECHO’s intention is to provide hope and ease the financial strain on families. Chronic or serious diseases can cause financial hardships and place enormous stress on families. With the acknowledgement that health care costs can be debilitating, we heavily take into consideration the medical expenses your family has faced in relation to your financial means.
We invite you to learn more about applying to become an ECHO Sponsored Family by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions. We detail the steps involved in the application process here.