Stories

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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New Activity Table

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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Affordable Housing

Joe has traveled the road of being homeless. Now that he is safely housed, he finds his calling is to help connect others in need. Click here to read his interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer and learn more about how Phoenixville is helping people understand the pressing need for affordable housing for all of our…

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Orion’s Tree of Hope

Thank you for your votes!  Orion won a generous donation in the Trees of Hope Contest. Wrapped with ribbon that reads “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, adorned with ornaments that have photos and testimonials of friends whom we have helped through tough times, sprinkled with the glittery words “Hope” throughout, and topped with Orion’s signature gold star,…

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Warmth for All – THANK YOU!

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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Two Winners Going to JAMAICA!

Congratulations to our TWO winners of a week in JAMAICA! Many THANKS to The Magazzenis for the donating this AMAZING raffle prize! Drawing was held on OCTOBER 18th at MUSIC for EVERYONE 1st – Villa for 6 people 2nd – Cottage for 4 people Lookout Cove, Little Bay, Jamaica “A truly relaxing vacation, where you…

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MUSIC for EVERYONE

Oh what a night of beautiful voices in song and friendship! Many thanks to our performers – Cory O’Niell Walker – Vocal Studio, Veronica Chapman-Smith, Soprano and Reese Revak as well as our pre-concert performer Paul Dake – Musician and ALL of our guests that celebrated community with us. It truly was an evening to…

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