Orion Stories

We Live in a Such Generous Community!

We Live in a Such Generous Community!

It started as typical day at Orion – people were coming in the door, some headed to the computers, others were filling out intake, others just stopped in to say hi to staff, volunteers, or friends. A funder stopped by with a promised check for Orion, even though they had notified us earlier, funding is…

Police Officer Steps Up to Help Reward for Good Grades

Police Officer Steps Up to Help Reward for Good Grades

A young mom asked for help to pay for storing her items as she and her son were facing eviction. It was complicated – several weeks in the hospital, lost job, but she didn’t want to lose her possessions while they moved into temporary shelter. Again, we have fabulous partners and collectively we were able…

Young Couple Returns the Favor

Young Couple Returns the Favor

It was hard to believe that anyone would be evicted the day a two foot snow is predicted. Yet there they were, inside Orion’s door… a young couple with three adorable little children in need of emergency housing. The immediate need was met by them staying at Code Blue Ministry of Phoenixville for the weekend.…

NEW VIDEO CAPTURES ORION’S MISSION

The people you see working in this video are all volunteers or part-time staff, all from professional backgrounds, who serve our most vulnerable neighbors in the Phoenixville area. With this terrific team, expanded outreach and new resources, Orion has grown from 10 client contacts per week in December 2014 to over 70 client contacts per…