• PACEM's rotating shelter set up at a church


PACEM is a grassroots organization that coordinates space and volunteers to provide shelter for individuals in our community who are homeless.

More than 80 faith congregations and community groups in the Charlottesville area come together each winter to address the need for shelter by opening their doors, serving evening meals, giving financially, and/or providing companionship. The PACEM Family continues to expand since the shelters opened in 2004.

Our name, PACEM, is an acronym for People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry. Pacem is also a Latin word meaning peace.

For more information about PACEM, give us a call at 434-973-1234 ex. 121 (Executive Director Dawn Grzegorczyk), ex. 114 (Program Director Jesse Boeckerman), and ex. 119 (Case Manager/Advocate Adriana Nicholson).

Email Dawn at ed@pacemshelter.org, Jesse at jesse@pacemshelter.org, and Adriana at adriana@pacemshelter.org.