Phoenixville Bridges is our local version of the national model, Bridges Out of Poverty and, even during the pandemic, has continued to offer workshops. This school year, our Chester County trainers including our beloved Mayor, Peter, trained 100 Phoenixville Area School District staff last Fall. Dr. Fegley plans to have all 600 employees attend a workshop. Not…

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Housing Crisis

The hold on evictions has been extended to March 31! The federal eviction moratorium that began Sept. 4, 2020 will continue to March 31, 2021 which has been a big relief for so many families allowing them to postpone rent payments while they deal with lost income due to the global pandemic. Nationally, millions of…

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Daily Local story

The people of Orion Communities are heroes every day to many in the Phoenixville area community, but following the declaration of a national emergency on March 13, they did even more to uplift lives of those in need. See Full Story

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Orion help window

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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Bethann

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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