Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Orion offers hope for individuals and families experiencing hardship due to poverty, disability, or illness by building bridges that lead to self reliance. 





STARS Program & GLAD Session in full swing

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Orion Updates

Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday Show to Benefit Orion – May 25

Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday Show at Steel City Coffee House Saturday, May 25, 7pm $10 Donation at the door Proceeds benefit Orion Communities! Featuring Bob...

Bridges Out of Poverty Community Leadership Workshop

Join us May 31 for this FREE half-day workshop to learn more about building sustainable communities where EVERYONE can live well. Bridges Out of Poverty provides...


In cooperation with the Penn State Extension Office of 4-H,  Orion will offer a 4-week STEM camp for our under served and under resourced families. ...

Financial Empowerment Program

Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Do you have $400 in savings for an unexpected emergency bill? With Orion's Financial Empowerment Program, you will learn...

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What does your donation mean to Orion Communities?

  • It means we can give a woman and her children a place to stay for the night when they have lost their home and she needs time to develop a plan.
  • It means we provide a food gift card to a young couple with a baby to bridge the gap until the next paycheck.
  • It means we can provide bus fare for a man to get to work when his car broke down and he doesn’t have the funds for the repair just yet.
  • It means we can keep the lights on in the office so we can listen to our clients and help develop a plan to move towards increased self-reliance.
  • We are a 501(c) (3) certified organization – all donations are tax deductible!

No donation is too small. All of our funding comes from non-government sources and donations. Thank you for helping us help those facing poverty, mental illness, unemployment and unexpected life challenges.