PACEM closed our shelters at the end of March, ending our tenth winter of providing shelter and compassionate support to 218 people who are homeless in the Charlottesville area.

PACEM opened the doors of our shelters in 2004.  We continue opening each winter, committed to helping homeless adults in our community find shelter during cold nights.  PACEM has offered more than 65,000 total nights of shelter to some of the most vulnerable members of our community in ten seasons of providing shelter for our neighbors without other options.

A Non-Profit Organization

PACEM is a registered 501(c)3 charity. Our funding comes from local individuals, congregations, community groups, businesses, and foundationsOur purpose is to organize available congregational space and volunteers.  We invest in hiring and training shelter staff, opening intake  downtown where individuals can sign in each night, and transporting our guests to our rotating shelter sites.

PACEM is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  We seek to engage pastors, shelter site volunteers, and members of our community in leading our efforts.  Click here for a listing of the PACEM Board of Directors 2014-15.