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  • ORION COMMUNITIES INC ORION COMMUNITIES INC

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Mission Statement

Orion offers hope for individuals and families experiencing hardship due to poverty, disability, or illness by building bridges that lead to self reliance.

Description

Orion Communities provides support services to the most vulnerable women, men and children in our community. Initially for individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities, Orion’s focus expanded to serve those in poverty. Orion is known for assisting the ’poorest of the poor’ and people who fall through the cracks of the social service safety net. Orion focuses on the pressing and immediate needs of our clients and identifying systemic challenges and engaging community interest to address these macro issues.

PROGRAMS

BRIDGE CASE MANAGEMENT provides assistance in a period of transition, crisis or change.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND provides financial assistance for those in critical situations for life’s basic needs or to protect from from catastrophic losses.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER provides free access to and assistance with computers, phones, fax machine, and copier.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH assesses needs, develops strategies, and provides services that fill the gaps in at risk populations. Examples are Code Blue Shelter and Affordable Housing Task Force initiatives.

STARS* is a reading, digital literacy and computer/book giveaway program to improve academic performance plus improve communication with the children’s school and teachers.

GLAD is a 'trauma informed’ program for single mothers to expand their parenting skills, identify their passions and develop education plans to fulfill those passions.

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