Orion Stories

Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday Show to Benefit Orion – May 25

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO PLAY AND TO ALL THOSE WHO STOPPED BY TO ENJOY THE TALENT! Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday Show at Steel City Coffee House Saturday, May 25, 7pm $10 Donation at the door Proceeds benefit Orion Communities! Featuring Bob Dylan style music by Sandy & Paul Pluta Lynn Miller…

Bridges Out of Poverty Community Leadership Workshop

Join us May 31 for this FREE half-day workshop to learn more about building sustainable communities where EVERYONE can live well. Bridges Out of Poverty provides a family of concepts and workshops to help employers, community organizations, churches, social service agencies, and individuals to address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Bridges Out of Poverty…

STARS STEM Camp

In cooperation with the Penn State Extension Office of 4-H,  Orion will offer a 4-week STEM camp for our under served and under resourced families.  Children ranging in age from 5 to 12 will explore robotics, electricity, motors, circuits and literacy based activities.  It is our hope that the more we can inspire children to…

Financial Empowerment Program

Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  Do you have $400 in savings for an unexpected emergency bill? With Orion’s Financial Empowerment Program, you will learn tips on how to  manage your income and find ways to start or grow a savings fund while making your money go farther. The program is open to the low…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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…