Stories

Phoenixville Bridges

  YOU ARE INVITED TO PHOENIXVILLE BRIDGES (a Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative) Poverty Simulation January 25, 2020, 10 am – 1 pm > Facilitator: Cheryl Miles at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester, PA  19382 Click here to register for Poverty Simulation   Date to be announced: Iglesias Sus Huellas, 445…

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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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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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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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Kudos to Phoenixville Borough Council!

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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Touched by STARS*

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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Buddies

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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Excitement is Building…

Registrations are growing & teams are coming together for Orion’s first 5K/1M Run, Walk n’ Roll on the beautiful grounds of the University of Valley Forge and Charlestown Township on Sept 9th! Orion’s front window is all decked out and ready for the fun. Runners, walkers, people pushing strollers and those in wheelchairs are all…

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