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Phoenixville Bridges

 YOU ARE INVITED TO PHOENIXVILLE BRIDGES (a Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative) To help communities: Enhance economic development Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency Strengthen educational attainment and job skills Improve on-the-job productivity Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare Revitalize neighborhoods Join us for a FREE half-day workshop to learn more…

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Why Orion Communities? Meet Treasurer Patrick Killeen

Kris Keller, Orion’s Executive Director, called me the other day asking me to write an article in Orion’s newsletter.  I said: “Sure but what do you want it to be about?”  Kris responded in kind:  “I am flexible.”  Feeling unfettered I was off to the races to share my perspective with each of you about…

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STARS STEM Camp

In cooperation with the Penn State Extension Office of 4-H,  Orion offered a 4-week STEM camp for our under served and under resourced families.  Children ranging in age from 5 to 12 explored robotics, electricity, motors, circuits and literacy based activities.  It is our hope that the more we can inspire children to think, explore…

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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 tips on how to  manage your income and find ways to start or grow a savings fund while making your money go farther. The program is open to the low…

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Christmas in June at the Art Street Festival – June 2

Share the holiday cheer with our neighbors in need this summer at the Art Street Festival on Bridge St! Summer needs include sun block, sun hats, swim diapers, flip flops, $10-$50 gift cards for kids’ summer clothing. Year round needs include personal hygiene items, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, paper towels, household cleaning supplies, $10-$20 gift…

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Orion Communities Provides Haven of Opportunities

“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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Meridian Bank Supports Local Nonprofit as It Builds Bridges That Lead to Self-Reliance

“Meridian Bank recently helped Orion Communities – a Phoenixville-based nonprofit that offers hope for individuals and families experiencing hardship by building bridges that lead to self-reliance – further its mission by providing the necessary support for a project to add new bookshelves at its facility. The Malvern-based bank’s relationship with Orion began last summer, when…

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Open House to Celebrate Orion’s Expanded Space

Our new office space is located just below our current space in Suite 99 at 237 Bridge St is now complete! Stop by anytime to see the transformation and new home for our STARS, GLAD and other family centered programming.

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Tax Filing Help

Orion welcomes VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, to 237 Bridge Street to serve our local community from January 28th through April 15th. This program offers free tax preparation help to low and moderate income households. People are helped on a first come first served basis only. No appointments are available. VITA is available in Orion’s office…

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