PACEM closed our shelters at the end of March, ending our 12th winter of providing shelter and compassionate support to the more than 200 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 73,000 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.
Watch this three-minute video to learn more.
A Non-Profit Organization
PACEM is a registered 501(c)3 charity. Our funding comes from local individuals, congregations, community groups, businesses, and foundations. Our 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 Roster 2015-16