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Client Spotlight - Help for a Retired Widow

A retired widow grappling with the recent loss of her husband, reached out for assistance with heating oil, only to reveal a story of profound challenges. She carries the additional burden of caring for her adult son, whose care became complicated after a medical crisis. The emotional toll is immense, as she frequently drives over an hour to be by her son’s side during hospitalizations. It was also discovered that her furnace was broken, which resulted in exceptionally high electric bills as she tried to keep warm.

Thanks to our collaborative community, needs both financial and emotional were met. Two partner organizations contributed funds to pay the bills and a third offered grief counseling. It’s your continued support that makes it possible for us to join our neighbors on their journey to stability and resilience.  Together we can be a beacon of light for those navigating the complexities of life challenges.

THANK YOU - Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation

We are thrilled to welcome a new partner: The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Their support means that we can continue to meet the needs of our neighbors.



Making Saturdays sweeter, one book at a time! Meet our amazing Nora Alvarez, a board member for Orion Communities, spreading joy and literacy at Phoenixville Refuge/Refugio de Phoenixville Market every month. With her heart full of kindness, Nora creates a sense of welcome as she gifts books to children, and brings smiles and treats for families to enjoy together. Let’s celebrate Nora’s dedication to making a difference in young lives!

Nora standing behind a table with kids books and other materials