As the city figures out affordable housing, PACEM and AIM join forces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) and the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries (AIM) are two nonprofits that started working together to house homeless elderly people with the Secure Seniors Fund. Kimberly Fontaine, the director of AIM, said the fund was formed between the two groups because elders are the … Continue reading “As the city figures out affordable housing, PACEM and AIM join forces”

AIM, PACEM working together to end senior homelessness

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Two Charlottesville nonprofits are working together to “functionally end homelessness of seniors” in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area. The Alliance for Interfaith Ministries and PACEM announced on Monday a specific fund for moving seniors, ages 55 and older, into permanent housing that will be established at AIM. There will … Continue reading “AIM, PACEM working together to end senior homelessness”

As temperatures fall, Charlottesville-area advocates for the homeless rise to the occasion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (The Daily Progress) — In January 2017, 115 people were living in temporary shelters in Charlottesville, with 23 living in tents, cars, vans or in the woods, according to the Point In Time count from the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless. There were 50 chronically homeless people and two chronically homeless families. At two … Continue reading “As temperatures fall, Charlottesville-area advocates for the homeless rise to the occasion”

Christmas dinner at The Haven/PACEM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Haven serves dinner to the homeless every night, but Christmas night was special. Violinists played Christmas tunes to ring in the night. Christmas night also followed with a meal served by volunteers. Jayson Whitehead, executive director for PACEM, says this is important to bring this to those who don’t have … Continue reading “Christmas dinner at The Haven/PACEM”

HUD data shows Virginia homelessness down

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the number of people experiencing homelessness in Virginia has fallen. The data shows a three-percent drop in homelessness overall in the state, with greater reductions in the number of homeless families and veterans. But the number of people experiencing … Continue reading “HUD data shows Virginia homelessness down”