Orion Stories

Open House to Celebrate Orion’s Expanded Space

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.

Tax Filing Help

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…

New Activity Table

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…

Affordable Housing

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…

Orion’s Tree of Hope

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,…

Warmth for All – THANK YOU!

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…

Two Winners Going to JAMAICA!

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…

MUSIC for EVERYONE

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…

Kudos to Phoenixville Borough Council!

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…

Touched by STARS*

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…