Who we are…

We are a grassroots organization that works with 80 local congregations and community groups and 3,000 volunteers to provide shelter and related services to the homeless. Our name is Latin for “peace” and also an acronym for “People And Congregations Engaged in Ministry.”

What we do…

Each night during winter we provide a warm, welcoming, and safe shelter for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We also provide meals and companionship. We assist guests in moving forward to permanent housing through intensive case management and specialized services.

Wesley Memorial UMC hosts PACEM’s 19th season
Credit: Kori Price, Charlottesville Tomorrow