• PACEM's rotating shelter set up at a church

Welcome

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

More than sixty congregations in the Charlottesville area open their doors - setting up cots, serving warm evening meals, and providing companionship. Through PACEM, congregations of many faiths and community groups come together to address the need for shelter in our community.

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