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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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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Tom decided to walk to Phoenixville from Ohio because he was starting to get out of shape and wanted to lose weight. He shared that he has been traveling state to state for the past 25 years. Now with a deep cough he knew he needed to get out of the rain and get home.…

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What a great night out in Phoenixville! Thank you to everyone who worked hard to organize the event and to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening!  The generosity and spirit of Phoenixville is unmatched.

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It started as typical day at Orion – people were coming in the door, some headed to the computers, others were filling out intake, others just stopped in to say hi to staff, volunteers, or friends. A funder stopped by with a promised check for Orion, even though they had notified us earlier, funding is…

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