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Committing to new ways to work collaboratively and creatively, we continue to be able to meet the needs of those seeking life’s basic essentials during the COVID-19 crisis.  “I can’t tell you good it makes me feel to know that you’re still here! ” — a neighbor who is struggling now — By seeing a receptionist…

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Channel 6 News presented a 4 part series on affordable housing. For more information about local initiatives, please contact Janice Biros, co-chair of Phoenixville Council on Affordable Housing, Janice.Biros@gmail.com or council member Kris Keller at KKeller@OrionHope.org.

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“Among the many services offered by Orion Communities, possibly the greatest benefit comes from building or restoring resilience in its clients. Folks like Tasjae Moore, who may be temporarily down on their luck, regularly find a haven at the Phoenixville agency, where almost anything seems possible. “They were able to get me a phone and…

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When someone stays in a shelter, they are not usually able to stay on the premises between 8am – 8pm. Often they find their way to Orion to use a computer, a phone or just to check in with our friendly staff and with each other.  We have recently created an Activity Table to encourage…

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What an AMAZING community! Thank you to everyone who donated to help our neighbors stay warm this winter. The response was incredible! Because of YOU so many of our friends have found just the right coat, blanket, socks, scarf or hat and have a new reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving! Thank you to Charlie Frey’s…

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It’s being called a ‘national crisis’. Whether buying or renting, the monthly costs for housing are going up across the US. Over 500,000 people nationally are homeless on any given night. Phoenixville is ahead of the curve in responding to the need for low priced homes. Last winter the Affordable Housing Task Force, led by…

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After a full year in operation, the STARS* team has been able to assess the program’s first year. During the preceding 12 months, the STARS* staff and volunteers (teachers, computer specialists and book enthusiasts) worked with 58 families (117 children & 19 parents), gifted 65 computers and over 1600 children’s books! One young man had…

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Francis, recovering nicely from knee surgery, goes for a walk with his buddy, Glenn. Most Thursdays and Fridays Glenn can be found at Orion’s front desk answering the phone and greeting clients. And every week, Francis comes to visit and chat with him about everything from the weather to his latest catch while fishing in…

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